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Sewage leak near the Sunset Highway stopped

August 22, 2013

City maintenance crews finished temporary repairs Wednesday afternoon to stop a leak from a sewer line just south of the Sunset Highway about 300 yards west of the Washington Park Zoo exit off the Sunset. The city will design a project to permanently repair the pipe.

Wednesday morning, field crews discovered the leak and estimated the rate of release at about one gallon of sewage per minute. The sewage was flowing into a small, unnamed creek that drains to the Tanner Creek sewer, a storm sewer that empties into the Willamette River several miles away near NW Front and 9th avenues.

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