The Pollution Prevention/Good Housekeeping Minimum Control Measure is targeted toward municipal operations. The measure requires the municipality to look into the operations that are conducted and reduce the amount of pollutants entering the storm sewer system.
The municipal operations will be controlled by the operation and maintenance program. This program will institute controls to prevent or reduce pollutant runoff from the municipal operations.
Storm Sewer Cleaning
The City of Oregon Street Department maintains our storm sewer system. They annually clean the storm sewer, catch basins and manholes. Storm sewers will also be video inspected to monitor any deficiencies. The maintenance schedules and records of the video inspections are maintained by the Street Department.
The City of Oregon currently conducts street sweeping to remove pollutants from streets and roads. The street sweeping is performed only on curbed streets and on streets with bikelanes. At a minimum, major curbed streets will be swept twice a year between the spring and fall months. The curbed subdivision streets will be swept at least one time per year between the spring and fall months. Street sweeping is also performed on an as needed basis determined by visual inspection or an excess of debris buildup.