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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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Mission, Vision, and Values


BES manages Portland’s wastewater and stormwater infrastructure to protect public health and the environment.


BES is a mission-driven, high-performance organization, leading the City in preserving and restoring the health of Portland’s watersheds.


Our customers and partners

Portlanders’ sense of connection to their waterways

Conscientious stewardship of our watersheds, wastewater and stormwater infrastructure, and financial resources

A diverse, collaborative, healthy, and engaged workforce

Leadership among our employees and in our City and community

Equity in our workplace, business practices, and service delivery

Clear communication and transparency

Innovative, sustainable, and resilient solutions