Environmental Services is designing a project in the Sellwood-Moreland area that will repair or replace aging sewer pipes on about 75 blocks. Construction will likely include a mix of open trench and trenchless methods such as pipe-lining and pipe-bursting.
The city’s contractor will also construct new laterals to the curb to allow properties to connect to the new sewer. The project includes extending the public sewer to properties on three blocks where there is currently no public sewer and correcting some nonconforming sewer connections.
Sewer construction will begin in 2014 and take about a year to complete.
Environmental Services will update residents through mail, email and public meetings during the planning, design, and construction stages of the Sellwood-Moreland Sewer Repair Project.
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Over the next year, Environmental Services will inspect sewer lines, gather information about soil conditions, collect soil samples, and identify issues that may affect construction. Engineers will use the information gathered to choose construction techniques and decide how to minimize construction impacts on residents and business owners.
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Contact: Annemarie García at 503-975-7073.