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The City of Portland, Oregon

Environmental Services

working for clean rivers

Phone: 503-823-7740

Fax: 503-823-6995

1120 SW 5th Ave, Suite 613, Portland, OR 97204

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What stormwater management charges pay for

Fiscal Year 2015-2016 Stormwater Management Charges

  • Each dollar of stormwater management charge pays for the following services: 

    green street maintenancePlan, Design, Construct and Finance Stormwater Management Facilities - $0.51

    • Plan, design, engineer, inspect and manage projects to construct new stormwater management facilities or replace old facilities
    • Pay debt service of construction bonds

    Operate and Maintain Stormwater Management Facilities and Treat Stormwater Runoff - $0.28

    • Repair and maintain stormwater pipes, ditches, culverts, sumps, sedimentation manholes, water pollution control facilities and ponds

    Restore Watershed and Environmental Health - $0.13

    • Administer federal, state and local environmental regulations
    • Engage citizens in local planning and public education efforts
    • Identify capital requirements for stormwater management and natural habitat restoration
    • Initiate projects to clean up the Portland Harbor Superfund site

    Prevent Pollution/Ensure New Developments Meet Stormwater Management Standards - $0.08

    • Inspect and monitor private activities that pose a pollution risk to the environment
    • Review and approve private development plans