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working for clean rivers

Phone: 503-823-7740

Fax: 503-823-6995

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

August 2010

Sewage release to the Willamette River in downtown Portland - August 9, 2010

 

Overnight lane restrictions on SE 82nd Avenue - 8/23/10

 

Weekend closure on NW Nicolai Street at NW 30th Avenue - 8/26/10

 

  

 

Sewage release to the Willamette River in downtown Portland

August 9, 2010

A blocked sewer pipe caused a sewage overflow today to the Willamette River between the Hawthorne and Morrison bridges.

A monitor in a sewer outfall pipe on the east side of the Willamette just south of the Morrison Bridge detected the overflow at about 9:26 this morning. The blockage was cleared and the overflow ended at about 10:22 a.m. today.

From the time the overflow was detected until the time it was stopped, an estimated 1,400 gallons of raw sewage overflowed to the river. River users should avoid contact with river water near the Morrison Bridge today and tomorrow because of a higher bacteria level in the water.

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Overnight lane restrictions on SE 82nd Avenue

 

August 23, 2010

Starting tonight, sewer construction will close two lanes of SE 82nd Avenue between SE Harney and Clatsop streets. Construction will reduce traffic on 82nd to one lane in each direction during nighttime work hours, 8:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m. Monday through Thursday. The overnight construction on SE 82nd is scheduled to be complete in two to four weeks.

 

The work is part of the Lents Sewer Extension Project to provide sanitary sewer service to about 180 properties.

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Weekend closure on NW Nicolai Street at NW 30th Avenue

August 26, 2010

Beginning at 7:00 p.m. tomorrow (Friday, August 27), a sewer construction project will close NW Nicolai Street at NW 30th Avenue through the weekend. The intersection will re-open to traffic on Monday, August 30 by 6:00 a.m.

Detour signs will guide traffic around the construction area and to alternate streets during the closure.

Construction crews will install a 36-inch sewer pipe in the intersection. The work is part of the Balch Consolidation Conduit and the Willamette River Combined Sewer Overflow (CSO) Program.

The Bureau of Environmental Services provides city residents with Clean River programs including, water quality protection, wastewater collection and treatment, and sewer installation.

 

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For more information contact Linc Mann, 503-823-5328 

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