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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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Maintenance Inspection Program

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Operation & Maintenance of Stormwater Features

Throughout the City of Portland, thousands of stormwater management facilities, or SMFs, have been installed under the City's Storm Water Management Manual.  These facilities have multiple ecological benefits, including removing pollutants from stormwater runoff, re-charging groundwater through infiltration and reducing "flash" flows to rivers during rain events.  However, when SMFs are not properly operated and maintained, these benefits are substantially reduced and in cases of severe neglect, lost altogether.  The City of Portland has a program to inspect SMFs installed on private property and provide property owners with the Technical Assistance they need to ensure that SMFs are functioning as intended. 

Please read on and use the materials provided below to understand how you can properly care for your SMF and don't hesitate to contact our BES Maintenance Inspection Program if you have any questions.


O&M Log

Sample monitoring checksheet

2014 O&M Form

City template used for county record