GENERAL INFORMATION: 503-823-7404
1120 SW Fifth Ave, Suite 600, Portland, OR 97204
Learn about groundwater protection as part of the annual bicycle ride around the well field.
Is your business or home in the protection area?
Learn what groundwater protection laws mean for you.
Families learn about protecting groundwater while paddling and exploring.
Click to view training and reporting forms.
Just like our rivers, our groundwater must be protected. The Cities of Portland, Gresham and Fairview have implemented a groundwater protection program to protect the Columbia South Shore Well Field – a drinking water source for over 800,000 Oregonians.
The goal of the groundwater protection program is to prevent chemical spills that could seep into the ground and pollute our drinking water. Businesses within the wellhead protection area boundary are subject to regulation if they use certain types and quantities of chemicals. Regulations focus on spill containment, prevention and best management practices. Pollution prevention is a cost-effective way to protect our groundwater resource and requires the cooperation of everyone living and working in the protection area.
Updated: January 18, 2012
Employee Training and Reporting Forms
Who and what is regulated, chemical thresholds, protection area boundary, and more.
Resolution No. 36156, effective July 2, 2003.
Assistance for businesses, residents and agriculture.
The city's request for certification from ODEQ. Includes Section 4, "Management of Potential Contaminant Sources"
Includes links to reporting requirements and forms.