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The City of Portland, Oregon

Environmental Services

working for clean rivers

Phone: 503-823-7740

Fax: 503-823-6995

1120 SW 5th Ave, Suite 613, Portland, OR 97204

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Possible sewage release to Willamette in downtown Portland

Sewage released from a private business in downtown Portland this afternoon drained into a storm sewer that drains to the Willamette River. The sewage release occurred near SW 10th and Morrison at about 12:30 p.m. today.

An unknown amount of sewage entered catch basins that drain to the city’s storm sewer system and it’s possible that some of the sewage flowed into the river through a storm outfall pipe on the west side of the river just south of the Hawthorne Bridge.

As a precaution, people should avoid contact with the water in that area today and tomorrow.

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