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Powell Sewer Project

Button. Click to sign up for email updatesConstruction continues on Environmental Services' sewer repair project that will replace and repair aging public sewer pipe in southeast Portland (see map below). The public sewer pipes in this project range from 60 to 104 years old. Repairing and replacing aging sewer pipes protect water quality, public health and the environment.


On Tuesday December 20, 2016 a sewer related issue caused a sinkhole to open up on SE 49th Avenue just north of SE Rhone Street. Our contractor JW Fowler responded immediately and is currently installing aDue to this incident, our contractor is going to begin work at this location the week of January 2, 2017. temporary fix to the affected pipe. The crew will be working on this repair through Friday December 23rd. Once the sinkhole fix has been completed the street will reopen, the equipment will remain in this area through the holidays. This area is part of the sewer project, but was not slated to be started until this summer. Due to this incident, our contractor is going to begin work at this location the week of January 2, 2017. The work in this area will take a couple of months to complete. Photos of the sinkhole are below. 


Below are maps showing locations of upcoming construction through January 2, 2017 and through February 2017. The estimated construction schedule is subject to change due to a variety of factors including conditions underground, weather, traffic impacts, subcontractor schedules and availability of materials.


Through January 2

 Through February 2017

What to Expect During Construction

Please let us know if you have concerns such as business operations, disability issues or medical or business deliveries. As always, we’ll strive to provide quick response to your concerns, minimal disruption of your residence or commercial business, and open communication with you throughout the project.

For More Information

Contact Joe Annett at 503-823-2934.

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