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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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Taggart Sewer Outfall Repair

Button. Click to sign up for email updatesEnvironmental Services is designing a project to repair about 3,700 feet of the 105-year-old brick Taggart Outfall sewer so that it can operate for another hundred years. The sewer pipes are showing signs of cracks, fractures, missing brick and mortar, and obstructions in the pipe, putting the Outfall at risk of structural failure. This project will allow the Taggart Outfall sewer to properly perform its role in protecting public health, water quality and the environment.

To view a project map, click here.


Construction of the Taggart Outfall Sewer Repair Project is anticipated to begin in summer 2017 and take approximately six to eight months to complete. Because crews can work in the Outfall pipes only when the weather is dry, completion may require nighttime work or a second construction season in summer 2018.

The project team is currently finalizing plans for how to best perform necessary repairs along the Taggart Outfall sewer line. The team is planning for six ground access locations, indicated on the project map. For information about what to expect during construction, click here.

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Contact Cheryl Kuck with questions and concerns by email or by phone at 503-823-7898. In your email and voicemail messages, please provide your property address and the project name (Taggart Outfall). Please let us know if you have concerns such as business operations, disability issues, medical or business deliveries, or other issues that might affect you and your property.

Throughout the Taggart Outfall Sewer Repair Project, we will be sending periodic email updates to keep you posted on the schedule, possible traffic detours, delays and lane restrictions. Please sign up now to receive updates by clicking the SIGN UP! button above or by emailing with “Taggart” in the subject line.

What to Expect During Construction

Traffic restrictions and other impacts

Project Maps

Taggart Outfall Project maps

Public Meetings

Scheduled public meetings to discuss project details

Construction Methods

Overview of sewer construction methods