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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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Stormwater Management

The City of Portland federal stormwater permit requires Portland to reduce stormwater pollution, and manage other programs to protect water quality in rivers and streams, protect watershed health, and protect groundwater as a drinking water resource. Environmental Services administers the city's stormwater permit and coordinates the city's response to the Water Pollution Control Facilities (WPCF) permit issued by the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ). The WPCF permit requires the city to develop and implement a UIC management plan (UICMP) that prevents, minimizes, and controls pollutants at the surface before stormwater infiltrates into the ground. Portland finances stormwater management services by collecting public utility fees on developed property, and system development charges (SDCs) on new development. Read more....


Technical assistance, grant funding and educational opportunities

Stormwater Management in Portland

Portland's stormwater management requirements

Maintenance Inspection Program

Private stormwater management facility operation and maintenance

Regional Coalition for Clean Rivers and Streams

Working to reduce stormwater pollution