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Environmental Services

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Phone: 503-823-7740

Fax: 503-823-6995

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

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.

Enter to Tour Your Wastewater and Stormwater System!

Enter before May 30, 2014 to join a tour and see your wastewater and stormwater system in action

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 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

Surplus Property

Environmental Services property that has been declared surplus is listed on this page

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