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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.

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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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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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Advisory: City crews stop sewage release in NE Portland

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CSO Advisory: Heavy rains lead to combined sewer overflow (CSO) to the Willamette River

A combined sewer overflow to the Willamette River began about 9:45 p.m. January 12 and ended about six hours later. Avoid contact with the river through Friday, January 15 due to increased bacteria levels.

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Will 2020 be the first sewage-free year for the Willamette River?

With 11 days until the end of the year, a heavy rain storm led to the first combined sewer overflow of 2020.

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2020 Editions of Stormwater Management Manual and Source Control Manual Now in Effect

The City of Portland adopted 2020 editions of the Stormwater Management Manual (SWMM) and Source Control Manual (SCM). The new editions of the manuals are in effect starting Dec. 14, 2020.

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Proposed 2020 Stormwater Management Manual: Schedule Update

Environmental Services held the first council reading for Title 17.38 on Oct. 7 and second council reading on Oct. 14. The 2020 Stormwater Management Manual will be in effect later this fall.

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Environmental Services Releases Results of CS Gas Residue Sampling in City Stormwater Pipes; $20,000 Penalty to Feds

Environmental Services found elevated levels of several contaminants in stormwater and sediment samples taken earlier this summer around the Multnomah County Justice Center and Mark O. Hatfield Federal Courthouse in downtown Portland, the epicenter of weeks of nightly protests.

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Fall 2020 bill insert

Looking for ways to manage your sewer/stormwater/water bill? Wondering what your bill pays for? The fall 2020 customer newsletter has answers.

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Public Comment is Requested on Proposed 2020 Source Control Manual and Changes to Administrative Rule ENB-4.15

Environmental Services is updating the City's Source Control Manual (SCM) and Administrative Rule ENB-4.15. The SCM provides structural, treatment, and operational requirements to prevent pollution of soil, groundwater, and surface waters. Comments must be received by 5 p.m. Friday, Sept. 11, 2020.

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Environmental Services to Clean Out CS Gas Residue from Storm Drains in Effort to Protect Willamette River

In an effort to prevent tear gas residue and other pollutants from reaching the Willamette River, the City of Portland Bureau of Environmental Services is planning today to clean six storm drains around the Multnomah County Justice Center and the Mark O. Hatfield federal courthouse.

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