Street/Storm Drain System

Streets

All Neighborhood Streets are maintained by the City. Halsey Street, Glisan Street, 238th Drive and Arata Road are arterial streets maintained by Multnomah County.  Neighborhood streets are swept on a quarterly basis, with notice posted prior to each cleaning.

Stormwater System

The City of Wood Village values environmental leadership and managing a safe and healthy stormwater system is critical to protecting our environment.  To address polluted stormwater, the EPA has developed the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES). NPDES attempts to reduce polluted stormwater runoff by requiring operators of Municipal Separate Storm Sewer Systems (MS4s) to implement best management practices to prevent contaminants from reaching our streams via stormwater runoff. Learn More about NPDES and MS4 Permits.

Oregon DEQ categorizes MS4s based on the size of the population they serve. MS4s that serve a population greater than 100,000 people are considered Phase I and MS4s that serve populations less than 100,000 are considered Phase II. The Wood Village MS4 is a Phase II because we serve a community with a population less than 100,000.  To comply with NPDES Phase II Permit requirements, Wood Village must develop and execute programs designed to decrease stormwater pollution under these areas:

  • Public Education & Outreach
  • Public Participation & Involvement
  • Illicit Discharge Detection & Elimination
  • Construction Site Runoff Control
  • Post Construction Runoff Control
  • Pollution Prevention & Good Housekeeping

Our goal at Wood Village is to develop a cost-effective, environmentally sound, and well-engineered Stormwater Management Plan that is accepted by DEQ, the public, our Board of Commissioners, and city staff.  This Plan must comply with requirements of NPDES Phase II regulations and be compatible with surrounding jurisdictions. The City of Wood Village is within the stormwater drainage system of Arata Creek, No Name Creek, and Fairview Creek.  Multnomah County Drainage District controls the surface water management in the area, and the City maintains a series of stormwater collection and treatment facilities.  Additional stormwater facilities are owned and maintained by Multnomah County You can read more by reading about Wood Village’s Storm Water System Facility Plan.

More information on how Wood Village supports its Stormwater System:

Municipal Code 13.26:  Illicit Discharge and Connection

Municipal Code 15.24: Post-Construction Stormwater Runoff Control

MS4 Phase II General Permit

Most Recent MS4 Report

Stormwater System Master Plan (PDF)