Environmental Services will begin construction this fall on a project to repair or replace over 17,000 feet (over 3 miles) of public sewer pipes in the Humboldt neighborhood. This work will also include repairing or adding over 2,000 feet of service laterals that connect houses and businesses from the curb to the public sewer in the street. Most of the sewer pipes are more than 85 years old and are deteriorating due to age.
Humboldt Sewer Repair Project Update: September 28, 2016
Construction Coming Soon
Environmental Services will begin construction this fall on a project to repair or replace over 17,000 feet (over 3 miles) of public sewer pipes in the Humboldt neighborhood. This work will also include repairing or adding over 2,000 feet of service laterals that connect houses and businesses from the curb to the public sewer in the street. Most of the sewer pipes are more than 85 years old and are deteriorating due to age. The project will protect the public and the environment by reducing the possibility of sewage releases to homes, businesses and streets.
A project map is available on the webpage at www.portlandoregon.gov/bes/humboldt.
Construction is scheduled to begin in November and take about a year to complete.
Over the next several months, crews will be locating utilities, surveying, inspecting sewer pipes and manholes, tree trimming, installing erosion controls, and mobilizing equipment and materials. These activities occur over time, rather than all at once.
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FOR MORE INFORMATION
Visit the project web page at www.portlandoregon.gov/bes/humboldt.
During construction, we will be sending regular email updates to keep you posted about the schedule, construction activities, possible traffic detours and delays, parking restrictions and other impacts. To be added to the project's email update list, email Rhetta Drennan with "Humboldt" in the subject line. To receive project traffic alerts by text, include your mobile phone number and the name of your carrier in the body of the email. Major mobile networks are capable of this, but message and data rates may apply.
If you have any questions or concerns, such as business operations, disability issues or medical or business deliveries, contact Rhetta at 503-823-6006.
Thank you for your cooperation during this important sewer repair project.
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Web page: www.portlandoregon.gov/bes
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