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Phone: 503-823-7740

Fax: 503-823-6995

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

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Possible sewage release to Willamette in downtown Portland

Sewage released from a private business in downtown Portland this afternoon drained into a storm sewer that drains to the Willamette River. The sewage release occurred near SW 10th and Morrison at about 12:30 p.m. today.

An unknown amount of sewage entered catch basins that drain to the city’s storm sewer system and it’s possible that some of the sewage flowed into the river through a storm outfall pipe on the west side of the river just south of the Hawthorne Bridge.

As a precaution, people should avoid contact with the water in that area today and tomorrow.

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

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.