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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

SE 2nd and SE 3rd Avenue Sewer Replacement and SE 6th Avenue and Alder Relief Structure

map of SE 2nd and 3rd sewer projectEnvironmental Services is nearly finished working on two inner southeast Portland sewer projects (see maps):

  1. Replace 100-year old public sewer pipes that are in poor condition on SE 2nd and 3rd avenues between Alder and Stark and restore the intersection of SE 3rd and Alder.
  2. Install an underground vault on SE Alder between SE 6th and Grand to divert combined sewage during heavy rain storms.

As a result of this project, the sewer in the area will function better, basement backups occurrences will be reduced, and the intersection of SE 3rd and Alder will be improved for vehicles, bicycles and pedestrians.

Construction on both projects started on September 10, 2013 and is expected to last into early May 2014. Crews are currently working at the intersection of SE 2nd and Stark.

Maintaining Portland's Sewer System

Over one-third of Portland’s 2,500 miles of sewer pipes are more than 80 years old. Projects to replace or repair aging sewers are important for protecting water quality, public health, and the environment.

For More Information

Contact Becky Tillson at 503-823-2827. If you would like to be added to an email update list for these projects, please send Becky an email with “SE 2nd/3rd and Alder” in the subject line.

  • map of SE 6th and Alder sewer project


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