Resident Resources and Tips
Managing Stormwater on Your Property
Residential Stormwater Fee Discount Application:
Request a utility locate
Report Water Quality Concerns
- Report a spill
- Report illegal dumping (tires, furniture, trash in waterways etc.) to Code Compliance at 503-618-2463 or submit a report online.
- If you observe anyone removing or tampering with manhole covers or catchbasin grates, who is not working from a City vehicle or a clearly-marked contractor vehicle, please note the license plate of any involved vehicle and report the activity to the Gresham Police at 503-618-2719. These crimes cost City residents through thousands of dollars in replacement costs and can also create dangerous safety conditions for vehicles, bikes, and pedestrians.
- Report an erosion concern to 503-618-2474.
Programs and Tips That Make a Difference
Backyard Habitat Certification Program
Educational Puppet DVD for Youth
Healthy Streams Program
- Downspout Disconnection
- Lawn Care
- Native Plants
- Rain Gardens
Natural Resources Program
Pet Waste Management
Pool and Hot Tub Draining
Privately Owned Stormwater Facilities
RV Waste Management
Oregon's rivers are beautiful forces of nature, which give us fish to eat, places to play and relax, and clean water to drink. But they need us to take better care of them: Love Your River .
Gresham is a member of the Regional Coalition for Clean Rivers and Streams. Gresham is one of eight public agencies locally dedicated to helping people make changes at home so we don't pollute the health of our rivers and streams. Visit this site for lawn, garden, home and automotive tips.
Find your watershed.
Gresham receives over 3.5 feet of precipitation each year with the majority of this rain occurring during the six winter months (October to March). The precipitation falls and the runoff from the rain must be accommodated. Gresham has four main watersheds, or drainage basins: Kelly Creek, Johnson Creek, Fairview Creek and the West Gresham Basin.
For more information contact Keri Handaly at 503-618-2657 or Keri.Handaly@GreshamOregon.gov.