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Environmental Services

working for clean rivers

Phone: 503-823-7740

Fax: 503-823-6995

1120 SW 5th Avenue, Room 1000, Portland, OR 97204

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Lower Powell Green Street and Sewer Project

Work has started on an Environmental Services project to replace and repair 4,500 feet of sewer pipe that is over 100 years old and in poor condition, construct 22 green street facilities and plant 11 trees to absorb rain and reduce stormwater runoff. The project will keep about 1.6 million gallons of stormwater out of sewers annually, increase sewer system capacity and reduce the risk of basement backups. This project is part of the Tabor to the River Program, which combines green infrastructure with pipe repair to save Portland sewer ratepayers more than $60 million dollars.


Major construction efforts are expected to be complete before the end of the year

  • Remaining work includes repairing public sewer pipe underneath the SE McLoughlin Boulevard - Powell Boulevard off ramp, manhole repairs at the intersection of SE Division Place and SE 6th Avenue, and planting vegetation in new green street planters 
  • As the project approaches completion, you will see crews in multiple locations working on miscellaneous outstanding items (punch list items) such as spot paving, additional manhole repairs, and cleaning.

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