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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

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Lower Powell Green Street and Sewer Project

Updated April 14, 2017

Work is near completion on an Environmental Services project to replace and repair 4,500 feet of sewer pipe that is over 100 years old and in poor condition, construct 22 green street facilities and plant 11 trees to absorb rain and reduce stormwater runoff. The project will keep about 1.6 million gallons of stormwater out of sewers annually, increase sewer system capacity and reduce the risk of basement backups. This project is part of the Tabor to the River Program, which combines green infrastructure with pipe repair to save Portland sewer ratepayers more than $60 million dollars.

Miscellaneous outstanding items are expected to be complete by the end of Spring 2017

  • Weather has delayed the completion of several miscellaneous outstanding items including repairing public sewer pipe underneath the SE McLoughlin Boulevard - Powell Boulevard off ramp, spot paving in several locations, a few curb repairs, and cleaning.

Environmental Services continues a separate project in the Brooklyn Neighborhood to extend the public sewer on SE 13th Avenue between Rhine and Pershing Streets and on SE 15th avenue between Rhone and Pershing Streets.

  • This work is part of the City of Portland’s ongoing effort to provide residents with sewer connections that comply with city code. The project will also help protect public health, property, and the environment by increasing the capacity of the public sewer system and reducing the potential for basement backups.

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Brooklyn Sewer Extension Map

Brooklyn Sewer Extension Map

Night Work

Updated February 13, 2017