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Bureau of Environmental Services

The Bureau of Environmental Services is responsible for Clean River programs including water quality protection, watershed planning, wastewater collection and treatment, sewer installation, and stormwater management. Environmental Services has nearly 500 employees organized into five work groups that operate under the Office of the Director.  The five groups are Watershed Services, Pollution Prevention Services, Engineering Services, Wastewater and Business Services. For more information about Environmental Services, contact 503-823-7740 or visit

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Portland Water Bureau

The Portland Water Bureau provides the highest quality water, customer service, and stewardship of the critical infrastructure, fiscal, and natural resources entrusted to their care. The Water Bureau enhances public health and safety and contributes to the economic viability and livability of the Portland metropolitan region. For more information about the Water Bureau, contact 503-823-7770 or visit

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Bureau of Planning and Sustainability

Through partnerships and collaboration, the Bureau of Planning and Sustainability provides: Citywide strategic and comprehensive land use planning; neighborhood, district, economic, historic and environmental research, planning and urban design; policy and services to advance energy efficiency, green building, waste reduction, composting and recycling, solar and renewable energy use, and local sustainable food production; as well as actions to mitigate and adapt to climate change. For more information about Planning and Sustainability, contact 503-823-7700 or visit

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