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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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Alternative Discharge Control Mechanism

Alternative Discharge Control Mechanisms (ADCM) are an authorization to discharge wastewater to the City’s sanitary sewer. The ADCM requires businesses to implement best management practices (BMPs) to minimize pollutant discharges to the City’s sanitary sewer. Craft fermented beverage manufacturers are required to participate in the best management practices ADCM program.  

To enroll in the program please complete, sign, and return Craft Fermented Beverage Manufacturer Discharge Application. The application deadline has been extended to September 30, 2018. 

Applications will be reviewed by Environmental Services and the ADCM will be issued to the manufacturer with an effective date. Click here for an example of the Craft Fermented Beverage Manufacturer ADCM

The manufacturer will be required to implement BMPs and submit the Craft Fermented Beverage Compliance Certification by October 1st of each year.