Environmental Services is finalizing plans for a sewer extension project in Inner Northeast Portland (see map). This project will provide numerous properties with direct access to the public sewer system and increase the overall reliability of the system. The work is part of the City of Portland's efforts to provide Portland residents with public sewer connections that comply with city code. This project will also improve the capacity of the public sewer system, reduce the potential for basement backups, and reduce the need for emergency maintenance work in the future.
This project is in the final planning stages. Construction is expected to begin in summer 2014 and last approximately seven months.
You may see city staff or contractors in your neighborhood locating underground utilities and marking or moving existing utility lines. Other advance work may include tree trimming, digging exploratory potholes or working on isolated areas of sewer pipe.
Thank you for your cooperation during this important sewer extension project. Please let us know if you have any questions or concerns, including medical or other delivery needs, access, etc; we will be happy to work with you.