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Environmental Services finds and stops source of white substance in Fanno Creek

When Fanno Creek in SW Portland mysteriously turned white, Environmental Services investigated, finding and stopping the pollutant.

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The City of Portland seeks public comments on Draft Stormwater Management Plan and Monitoring Plan

The City of Portland is updating the Stormwater Water Management Plan and Monitoring Plan. The public commented on the plans before submission to the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality for approval. The comment period was open from Sept. 1 to Sept. 30, 2022.

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Sewage Advisory: Overflow Near SE Market St and I-205

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Environmental Services is moving forward with proposed changes to ENB-4.07 regarding the criteria the bureau will apply when evaluating route of service

Environmental Services proposes revisions to ENB-4.07 to remove obsolete policies and provide guidance and clarity on the decision-making criteria it will apply when evaluating route of service options for properties connecting to the public sewer system. The public comment period is now closed.

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CANCELLED Advisory: Environmental Services responding to sewage seeping along ground to Willamette River in Dunthorpe neighborhood

This incident is resolved. Environmental Services’ investigation determined that no sewage release occurred. The one-time test that showed a high bacteria level was due to bacteria in the environment, likely from birds, dogs, racoons, or other sources.

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Environmental Services is moving forward with changes to ENB-4.28 regarding the bureau's financial assistance loan programs

Environmental Services proposes revisions to ENB-4.28 Administrative Rules for Financial Assistance Loan programs, including the income-qualified Safety Net program, to support required connections to the sanitary sewer system and work on private property. The public comment period is now closed.

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Portland Harbor Community Involvement Grant Recipients Will Support Engagement Efforts Led by Black, Indigenous, and People of Color

The City's Portland Harbor Community Involvement Grant Program announces this year's grant recipients. Learn more about the recipients and their visions for supporting community involvement in the Portland Harbor Superfund cleanup.

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City Council to discuss ongoing permitting improvement efforts at Jan. 25 work session

The City Council will receive updates from development review bureaus on efforts to improve permitting services and discuss proposed updates to city policies.

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Homeless and living in an RV: Environmental Services pilot program collected wastewater from 192 RVs in 3 months; pollution prevention program extended

Following the success of a three-month pilot pollution prevention program, Environmental Services is continuing collecting wastewater from people who are homeless and living in RVs. If you need an RV pump out, call 503-865-6884.

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Give your views on improving erosion control during construction activity

The City of Portland is updating its erosion control requirements to better manage soils and sediments on construction sites and reduce development impacts on the environment. Your ideas and suggestions on an early draft are welcome.

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Now Accepting Applications for Portland Harbor Community Grants

Portland Harbor community grants support communities’ participation in the Superfund cleanup. BIPOC-led organizations and groups with strong relationships with communities disproportionately impacted by the Portland Harbor site and cleanup are encouraged to apply. Applications due May 21.

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Spring Pre-application Deadline Approaches for Percent for Green Grants

Percent for Green grants support community groups who would like to complete large-scale green infrastructure projects to provide benefits for watershed health and the community. Grants range from $20,000 to $100,000.

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