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Environmental Services

working for clean rivers

Phone: 503-823-7740

Fax: 503-823-6995

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

Tabor-Powell Sewer Project

Environmental Services is starting design of a project that will replace and repair approximately 37,000 feet (a little over 7 miles) of aging public sewer pipe at 61 locations in northeast and southeast Portland (see map below). The public sewer pipes in this project range in age from 60 and 104 years old, with the majority being over 90 years old. Projects like this, that repair and replace ageing sewer pipes, are important for protecting water quality, public health and the environment

The design process will continue through December 2014. We will be providing information about the project through the mail, this project website and at business and neighborhood association meetings (see list below). 

As part of the design process, you may see city crews on the streets in your area conducting utility location and geotechnical surveys, and other similar work. 

For More Information

During design and construction phases, we will be sending out email updates on the project. You can sign up for the project’s email update list by emailing your name to with “Tabor-Powell” in the subject line.

During the coming months Environmental Services will be presenting information on this project at the following local neighborhood and business association meetings:

  • June 10, 4:30 p.m. – Foster Area Business Association, Carts on Foster Pod Bar, Foster & 52nd Ave.
  • July 15, 6:30 p.m. -- North Tabor Neighborhood Association, 5600 NE Glisan St.
  • July 28, 7:00 p.m. -- Creston-Kenilworth Neighborhood Association, Kenilworth Coffee House, 3713 SE Gladstone St.


Sewer improvements help protect the public and the environment by reducing the possibility of costly breaks, leaks, blockages and sewage releases to homes, businesses and streets.

  • Combined sewer
  • 37,000 ft. of pipe (about 7 miles)
  • Average pipe age is more than 90 years old
  • Construction 2015 

Project map - Tabor

Project Map - Powell