In 1995, the cities of Gresham and Fairview (copermittees) were issued a National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System (MS4) by the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ).
Stormwater Management Plan
The Stormwater Management Plan (SWMP), 2011, updated in 2015, describes the measures the city has been and will be conducting to reduce the discharge of pollutants, protect water quality, and satisfy applicable requirements of the Clean Water Act. These measures are commonly known as best management practices (BMPs). The city is responsible for managing stormwater within its boundaries, which include discharges to the Columbia River, Fairview Creek, Fairview Lake, Blue Lake, Osburn Creek, and Salmon Creek.
Annual System-Wide Report
The city is required to submit an Annual Compliance Report by November 1 of each year for the time period of July 1 through June 30. The report is coordinated by the City of Gresham and contains the status of the stormwater program. Since the inception of the stormwater program in 1994, we have continued to focus on efficient, effective methods to research, plan, develop, and implement stormwater pollution prevention and control programs.