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Joint City Statement on Hate Crimes

Our core values as a City include anti-racism and equity. Every Portlander and everyone visiting our city deserves to be welcomed and to feel that they belong. They should encounter a Portland free of bias and hate, where they do not fear for their safety and security.

Press release

Bureau of Environmental Services (BES) Update

Sewer Connections: Permits Required for Sewer Connection and Repair

Updated Newsletter

Portland Utility Bureaus Are Prepared for West Coast Chlorine Shortage

As the region experiences a chlorine supply shortage, Portland’s drinking water remains safe and wastewater treatment continues

Press release

Environmental Services proposes revisions to Administrative Rule ENB-4.05 Systems Development Charges for Sewer and Stormwater

Environmental Services is making changes to ENB-4.05 regarding systems development charges for sewer and stormwater. Proposed changes align with citywide initiatives and define new business types for better clarity. The public comment period is now closed.

Updated Public notice

Sewer construction to close all lanes on SW Vista Avenue from SW Buena Vista Drive to SW Hillcrest Drive June 14 through end of July

A detour will be in effect during construction hours for SW Vista Avenue as crews repair and replace more than two miles of aging sewer pipe. The road will be open during morning and evening peak commute times.

Traffic Advisory

Ready for Willamette River boating, swimming, playing? Environmental Services offers two tools to show water quality safe for recreation 

In time for summer recreation, Environmental Services offers two tools for the public to be assured that Willamette River water quality is safe for boating, swimming, and playing.

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Central Eastside businesses, houseless community and Bureau of Environmental Services join in tree planting, restoration at east end of Morrison Bridge

Neighbors restore a stormwater bioswale, creating green space and paid skill-building for unhoused people 

Press release

Proposed Revisions to Administrative Rule ENB-4.29

Environmental Services proposes revisions to Administrative Rule ENB-4.29 for Refunds of Development Review, Sewer Connection, and Lateral Repair Permit Fees and Charges. The public comment period is now closed.

Updated Public notice

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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News Release: Boones Ferry Road to reopen Friday evening, April 16; new Tryon Creek bridge benefits people, fish, wildlife

The Portland Bureau of Environmental Services announces the substantial completion of a major habitat restoration and bridge-building project over Tryon Creek and the reopening of SW Boones Ferry Road at SW Arnold Street on Friday evening, April 16.

Press release

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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Houseless and living in an RV? Environmental Services launches pilot pump out program

The pilot program is being launched to safely dispose of human waste and wastewater from RVs on city streets and prevent environmental contamination

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