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Environmental Services is undergoing major construction at the City’s main wastewater treatment plant to protect water quality, replace aging infrastructure, and add seismic resilience. Construction is slated for 2024 completion and service will continue 24/7/365
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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. Call BES’ spill response hotline at 503-823-7180 to request RV collection.
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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.
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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.
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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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Neighbors restore a stormwater bioswale, creating green space and paid skill-building for unhoused people 
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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.