DEQ fines Portland roofing company for water quality violation

Portland, OR (5/11/2018) —The Oregon Department of Environmental Quality has fined commercial roofing company McDonald & Wetle Inc. $6,400 for discharging vehicle wash water containing detergents from its Northeast Portland facility into a catch basin that drains to the Columbia Slough.

Vehicle wash water containing detergents may have phosphates, metals and other pollutants. Discharging pollutants into waterways can damage aquatic species and their habitat and reduce the safety of waters for public use.

McDonald & Wetle Inc. has paid the fine.

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Contact: Laura Gleim, Public Affairs Specialist, Portland, 503-229-6488,