Storm damage recovery

Services and Resources for Water, stormwater, and sewer

Use a discount calculator to see how your savings will increase with each step you take to let rain running off your roof, driveway, or parking lot safely soak into the ground on your property.

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Pay and manage your options on your City of Portland sewer, stormwater, and water bill. If you can’t pay your full bill, contact us.
Leaks not only put stress on the drinking water system, but also send clean water to the wastewater treatment plant. Reduce your impact on the environment and save money and water by repairing some leaks yourself! Follow these easy steps to fix a leaky faucet.
Trees manage stormwater and help to protect public health and the environment. Thank you for partnering with the City of Portland’s Bureau of Environmental Services to plant and care for trees on your property. Learn more about the terms of the partnership agreement and submit an agreement.
Pressure washing and graffiti removal generate pollutants that are harmful to human health and the environment. Wash water from these activities is prohibited from flowing to the city's stormwater system. Follow these best management practices to properly contain wash water and prevent pollution.
The 2020 Source Control Manual became effective Dec. 14. The manual sets City policy for drainage and discharges resulting from development and post-development activities for site-specific activities like waste storage, loading and unloading, exterior storage and processing, and dewatering.
The 2020 Stormwater Management Manual (SWMM) became effective Dec.14, 2020. The manual sets City policy and design requirements for stormwater management on all development, redevelopment, and improvement projects on both public and private property in Portland.
This annual report contains important information about Portland's drinking water and water system.
This annual report contains important information about Portland's drinking water and water system.
This annual report contains important information about Portland's drinking water and water system.
Combined sewer overflows (CSOs) to the Willamette River and Columbia Slough are rare. But when they do occur, Portlanders are advised to stay out of the water for 48 hours following a CSO due to higher levels of bacteria and other contaminants. Find out if a CSO is happening now.
The Downtown-Old Town Sewer Repair Program is a multi-year and multi-million-dollar investment to assess the condition and capacity of the aging public sewer system serving Portland's Downtown and Old Town neighborhoods and to construct the necessary repairs and upgrades.

About Green Streets

Green streets reduce sewer overflows and backups by slowing and absorbing stormwater runoff from sidewalks and streets. Also known as rain gardens or bioswales, green streets are important to the City’s sewer and stormwater systems. They also help prevent pollution from washing into our rivers.
You can apply for a permit to use water from hydrants. We offer annual hydrant permits and temporary hydrant permits. Read on for information about each type of permit.
Neighborhood to the River grants are available for projects that improve stormwater management and watershed health while benefiting and involving communities.
Portland’s sewer and stormwater system includes pipes, pump stations, and treatment plants. It also includes green street planters, rain gardens, and trees. Together, this “grey” and “green” infrastructure helps us manage sewage and stormwater to protect people, property, and our environment.
The Percent for Green grant program is open to community groups who would like to complete large-scale green infrastructure projects that provide broad benefits for watershed health and the community. Grants range from $20,000 to $150,000. Projects usually take about two years to complete.
Every second of the day, more than 2,250 miles of pipe deliver water throughout the Portland area. If you stretched those pipes end to end, you’d have to travel to Mexico City to catch a drop. How does it all work? Start here for the basics on the visible and invisible parts of our water system.