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The latest stormwater program information
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Where to Dispose of RV Waste - Never in the Storm Drain.

RV Sewer amd Waste Dumping

Click the picture above to view important information about RV sewer and waste dumping. Proper disposal keeps our environment clean.

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Bend's water is a precious resource and protecting it is everyone's responsibility.  Learn how clean water works for Bend...

Clean Water Works connects you, Bend's residents and business owners/operators, to resources that help keep our river and drinking waters clean. You are the key to protecting Bend's precious water quality. 

Simple things go a long way...   it's all connected!

Kid's Video Contest and the Winners are Announced

2019 Kid's Video Contest Awards

Stormwater Annual Report

What did the Stormwater Program accomplished during the last fiscal year?  Read the latest Annual Report.

City Council Adopts Stormwater Public Facilities Plan (December 17, 2014)

The City has completed a Stormwater Public Facilities Plan (PFP) and Findings at the December 17, 2014 City Council meeting. These documents help the City meet State Goal 11 requirements. The City submitted the notice of adoption to the Oregon Department of Land Conservation and Development (DLCD) on December 22, 2014, which opens a 21-day appeal period prior to the documents being acknowledged by DLCD.

Please contact the Growth Management Department at (541) 388-5598 for additional information. 

City's First Formal Stormwater  Finalized

The City of Bend completed its first formal Stormwater Master Plan in July 2014. The Stormwater Master Plan establishes goals and potential solutions to address stormwater quantity and quality issues and needs within the City and was adopted by the City Council on August 6, 2014.  For more information including the completed plan visit:

Stormwater Capital Improvement Projects

Stormwater Improvements are also being included on:

  • 14th Street
  • Galveston

Outreach Materials

The City has recently completed several outreach materials.

Would you like to see examples of sustainable development designs that protect water quality and have a chance to get outside and enjoy a walk? We have an awesome walking tour for you! 

Are you building a single family residence or small commercial lot and want an easier way to figure out how to size your stormwater facilities?  Check out our example drainage plan for ideas and guidance!

Ever wonder what we are talking about with all the acronyms and strange terms? Then check out the “Stormwater

For a complete list of our resources for homes, businesses, and the construction industry, visit our Business and Homes Resources page!

Stormwater Illicit Discharge Manual

The City of Bend has completed its Illicit Discharge Minimization Best Management Practices Manual (Illicit Discharge Manual). This manual was created in partnership with City of Bend staff and the Stormwater Quality Public Advisory Group and incorporated public review comments.  It is modeled after a similar manual from the City of Boise, Idaho. The Illicit Discharge Manual is referred to in Chapter 16.20 of Bend Code Title 16.

Revised Draft Integrated Stormwater Management Plan 2022

The City has revised the plan based on public comment and additional regulatory clarity related to the Underground Injection Control Program.  The City submitted a revised draft to DEQ for consideration in December 2012.  Revised Draft Integrated Stormwater Management Plan 2022 - Nov 2012 

Stormwater Code

On January 4, 2012 the Council passed a stormwater ordinance adopting Title 16 of the Code.

More information regarding the code's development is available on the Stormwater Regulations webpage.

It's Easy to do your part at home . . .

Grass, leaves and yard clippings that are swept into catch basins can clog the drain causing flooding. So remember to never sweep or rake your lawn debris in to the street!


For a yard waste recycling bin, please call your local disposal company.

  • Bend Garbage and Recycling - servicing addresses North of Greenwood Ave: (541) 382-2263
  • Cascade Disposal - servicing addresses South of Greenwood Ave: (541) 382-6660

To safely dispose of your pesticides, fertilizers and other household hazardous wastes, please call the new Household Hazardous Waste Disposal Facility located at Knott Landfill, (541) 317-3163. 

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