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Environmental Services

working for clean rivers

Phone: 503-823-7740

Fax: 503-823-6995

1120 SW 5th Avenue, Room 1000, Portland, OR 97204

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What We Do

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The Bureau of Environmental Services provides Portland residents with Clean River programs including water quality protection, watershed planning, wastewater collection and treatment, sewer installation and stormwater management. Environmental Services is organized into six work groups; Office of the Director, Watershed Services, Pollution Prevention Services, Engineering Services, Wastewater, and Business Services.

Wastewater Treatment

Columbia boulevard wastewater treatment plant, treatment process, biosolids program

Watershed Services

Portland watersheds, grey to green, invasive plants, science fish and wildlife program, trees in the city

Pollution Prevention Services

Industrial pretreatment, industrial stormwater, citizen response, water pollution control lab

Key Environmental Services Contacts

River alert, sewer problems, ecoroofs, communications

How to Request an Access Permit

Process, forms and contacts for Access permits

How to Request Public Records

Forms, fees and contacts for requesting public records

Student Intern Program

The application process for the bureau’s 2013 intern program is now closed

World Environment Day

Portland, Oregon celebrated Word Environment Day on June 5, 2013