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Phone: 503-823-7740

Fax: 503-823-6995

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

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Portsmouth-University Park Sewer Repair

Button. Click to sign up for email updatesEnvironmental Services is designing a project to repair up to 7,700 feet, or almost one and a half miles, of public sewers in the Portsmouth and University Park neighborhoods. Many of the existing sewer pipes are 80 years old and in deteriorating condition. This project is one of many that will protect the public and the environment by reducing the possibility of sewage releases to homes, businesses and streets.

Construction is anticipated to begin in 2018 and will take about a year and a half to complete.

Project Area

To view the project map, click here. The map has been updated to reflect changes in pipe repair locations based on pipe inspections since the fall of 2015. The Portsmouth-University Park project area requires sewer repairs on N Lombard Street and there will be construction near several businesses. We will be reaching out to neighbors and businesses to better understand business operations and access needs during construction.

What's Happening Now?survey color markings and what they mean

Over the next several months, work crews will be in the neighborhood gathering information to define repair locations and select construction methods. They will survey the neighborhood, access sewers from manholes to inspect pipes and place temporary paint markings on the pavement to mark the locations of pipes and other underground utilities. For details about these activities, click here.

For More Information

Email Cheryl Kuck or call 503-823-7898 if you have questions or concerns, such as maintaining driveway access, business operations, medical deliveries, special events, etc., during construction. In your email and voicemail messages, please provide your property address and the project name (Portsmouth-University Park).

We will mail residents in the project area more details before construction. To receive email updates for this project, send an email to Cheryl with “Portsmouth-University Park” in the subject line.

Project Maps

Portsmouth-University Park project maps

Public Meetings

Scheduled public meetings to discuss the project


Portsmouth-University Park project newsletters

Construction Methods

Overview of sewer construction methods