1120 SW 5th Ave, Suite 613, Portland, OR 97204
Updated April 27, 2020
The City of Portland’s Bureau of Environmental Services is continuing our work to repair and replace critical sewer and stormwater infrastructure. Environmental Services will continue to provide information and updates on construction schedules and activities during the COVID-19 emergency.
Environmental Services (BES) has successfully completed sewer construction on the Slabtown Sewer Replacement Project located in NW Portland (between NW Thurman and Overton and 12th to 21st). The project repaired or replaced 8,400 feet of sewer mains in streets, some of which were more than 115 years old and deteriorating due to age. Taking these actions now will help protect the public and the environment by reducing the possibility of costly breaks, leaks, blockages and sewage releases to homes, businesses and streets.
By coordinating with many property owners, businesses, and residents in the project area, Environmental Services completed the following work:
The Slabtown Sewer Repair Project was a major construction project that spanned nearly six years of design and construction. Environmental Services knows it has meant significant inconveniences for businesses and the many people living, working, and visiting in the project area. We appreciate your cooperation and patience as we worked through the unique technical challenges of the neighborhood (both above and below ground) to complete the necessary public sewer repairs. Thank you.
Environmental Services expresses special appreciation to the dozens of property owners, property managers, facility managers, and business owners and operators who collaborated with us to help us complete the sewer repair work. Thank you.
We would like to know about the access needs at homes and businesses in the area, as well as any parking concerns, delivery schedules or other information you would like to share. Please contact us directly (information below).
With questions, comments or concerns about business operations, medical issues or deliveries, please contact Joe Tursi at Joe.Tursi@portlandoregon.gov or 503-823-5753. To sign up for periodic email updates, click the Sign Up! button or email Joe with “Slabtown” in the subject line.
A brief history and background of the Slabtown project area
Environmental Services is seeking feedback from businesses in the project area