Friday, February 12, 2016

Gresham City Council considers wastewater infrastructure improvements

City considers taking on debt to spur Pleasant Valley development

The Gresham City Council is deciding whether to pony up the money for wastewater infrastructure in Pleasant Valley with the hope of stimulating private development.
Courtesy: City Of Gresham

There are three subdivisions under construction in Pleasant Valley, One of them is connected into the wastewater system, while the other two have temporary pumps to connect with the system.

Getting construction going in the neighborhood, which is roughly 1,000 acres, is part of the Gresham's 2016 work plan.  The Pleasant Valley community has boundaries that cross Gresham and Portland as well as both Clackamas and Multnomah counties.

Other capital improvement projects the city is considering include updating water and wastewater pipes that are decades old, general street maintenance, continuing to build the Fairview-Gresham trail and building out Hogan Butte Nature Park and Gradin Sports Park.
The projects will go to the Planning Commission and Finance Committee for reviews, and the council will look at them again in May.

Courtesy: City Of Gresham

Read the full article here.

Learn more about Pleasant Valley here.

Copyright 2016 Pamplin Media Group 

Friday, October 30, 2015

DEQ issues over $200,000 in fines for inproper stormwater discharges

The Oregon Department of Environmental Quality issued two relatively large fines this week to prominent local  companies.

 DEQ fined Pacific Foods of Oregon Inc. $31,200.

  • Between July 2012 and August 2015  the unpermitted amount discharged varied from about 75 gallons to 2,000 gallons.

DEQ fined Vigor Industrial $182,442.
  • Failing to install stormwater treatment measures at its Swan Island facility within two years of receiving its permit. 

In both cases, the alleged violations took place over several months or years.
See the whole story here:

Friday, April 11, 2014

Catch Basin, Storm Drain, By Any Other Name

This is the beginning of the DEQ's Fact Sheet on Catch Basins

The purpose of this fact sheet is to provide basic
Storm Regen Making Catch Basin Servicing Easy & Quick
information on catch basin design, effectiveness
and sediment sampling.

A catch basin is an inlet to a storm drain system
that typically includes a grate where stormwater
enters, and a sump to capture sediment, debris
and associated pollutants.

Catch basins are designed specifically for
capturing and conveying stormwater. It is
important to note, that although catch basins
often have sumps for the collection of sediment,
the actual design specifications and placement of
catch basins are not based on expected sediment

Read The Rest At: Portland Harbor Catch Basins