Get your home ready for rain and help prevent neighborhood flooding with these tips:
The first big rain after a long stretch of dry weather washes any pollution that has accumulated on the ground into storm drains. In Washington County, whatever goes into our storm drains goes straight to the nearest stream, wetland and our Tualatin River — not a treatment facility. Prevent the build-up of pollutants on the ground by using stream-friendly solutions in your yard year-round.
During heavy rains, Clean Water Services crews are standing by 24 hours a day at 503.547.8100 to respond to flooding problems that threaten public health, safety or property. If rising water occurs:
Learn more about flood risk, emergency preparedness and insurance on our Flood Facts page.
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