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Our green street planters can get clogged, littered with trash, or need maintenance. If you notice a problem with a green street planter, please notify us. We welcome your help in keeping our rivers and streams clean.
We investigate pollution going into or coming out of Portland's sewer and stormwater system. Call our hotline 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to report pollution or spills. For example, if someone is washing paint down a storm drain, or if you see a strange discharge coming from a pipe.
Your response to this survey will help us identify areas where sewers have backed up into basements or areas where groundwater has seeped into basements. This information helps Environmental Services plan future projects.
Please report sewer-related odors to us. Do you smell a foul odor from the Columbia Boulevard Wastewater Treatment Plant? Does a storm drain, manhole, or green street seem to have a sewer smell? You can report sewer odors online or by phone.
If you have a sewer backup in your home or business, call a plumber first to investigate the cause. If the plumber finds a problem in the line from your home to the street, the repair is the property owner's responsibility. If the problem is in the city sewer line, call to report it.