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Environmental Services

working for clean rivers

Phone: 503-823-7740

Fax: 503-823-6995

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

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Wastewater Treatment

aerial photo of the Columbia Boulevard Wastewater Treatment PlantThe Wastewater group operates Portland's wastewater collection and treatment system. Solids removed during the sewage treatment process are recyled into biosolides, a beneficial soil amendment. The Wastewater group monitors, operates, and maintains nearly 100 sewage pump stations, the Columbia Boulevard and Tryon Creek wastewater treatment plants, and the sanitary sewage and stormwater collection system.

Wastewater Mission

The Wastewater Group protects public health, water quality, and the environment by operating and maintaining wastewater and stormwater collection and treatment facilities and managing programs in a manner that assures compliance with all applicable permits, regulations and contracts.

Glossary of Terms

Guide to wastewater treatment terms

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