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The City of Portland, Oregon

Environmental Services

working for clean rivers

Phone: 503-823-7740

Fax: 503-823-6995

MAILING ADDRESS: 1120 SW 5th Ave, Room 1000, Portland, OR 97204

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ADCM Program

Alternative Discharge Control Mechanism (ADCM) Program

Craft Fermented Beverage Program

Environmental Services has developed an ADCM for craft fermented beverage manufacturers who discharge wastewater to the sewer system. The ADCM is for those industries whose discharges fall below the volume requirement for a "traditional" industrial wastewater discharge permit. The ADCM is a permit that requires businesses to implement best management practices (BMPs) and submit an annual certification report. Environmental Services worked with the Oregon Distilling Guild and the Oregon Brewers Guild to develop the program. 

Mobile Vehicle Washing Program

The City requires mobile washing businesses to collect and discharge washwater into the sanitary sewer system. The mobile vehicle washing discharge authorization contains Best Management Practices (BMPs) for mobile washing businesses that include but are not limited to the following requirments:

  • Collecting all washwater on site
  • Rinsing down the wash area when washing is complete
  • Meeting city discharge limits
  • Complying with Best Management Practices
  • Not contributing to a sewer overflow

When applicable, other requirements include specific volume and rate of discharge limits and a "dry weather only" provision.

For more information please call 503-823-5600.