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Environmental Services

working for clean rivers

Phone: 503-823-7740

Fax: 503-823-6995

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

Sanitary Sewer Overflows (SSOs)

Sanitary Sewer Overflows

On occasion, debris and other obstructions in sewer lines can cause sewage releases to Portland waterways. Information on current sanitary sewer overflows is posted on this page. There is currently no sanitary sewer overflow reported in Portland.

If a sanitary sewer overflow affects a Portland stream, Environmental Services issues an advisory to Portland media and places warning signs at the point of the overflow and at public access points downstream. The advisory remains in effect and the signs remain in place for 48 hours after the overflow stops.

Heartbleed Security Notice

A serious security vulnerability known as "Heartbleed" was recently discovered in OpenSSL, a popular software library commonly used by many websites on the internet to encrypt communication between a user's computer and a web server.

PortlandOregon.gov is NOT affected by this vulnerability as it does not use the OpenSSL software library. Please rest assured we are dedicated to protecting your security on this website.