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The City of Portland, Oregon

Environmental Services

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Phone: 503-823-7740

Fax: 503-823-6995

MAILING ADDRESS: 1120 SW 5th Ave, Room 1000, Portland, OR 97204

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Citywide Sewer Repair

Updated January 11, 2019

Environmental Services has completed construction for the Citywide 2017 Sewer Repair project. Thank you for your patience over the last year.

We completed repairs on 15,400 feet of aging, deteriorating public sewer pipes in 25 areas across Portland. These repairs help to protect the public and our environment by reducing costly breaks, leaks, blockages, and sewage releases to homes, businesses and streets.

What Was Included?

By coordinating with property owners, businesses, and residents in the project area, Environmental Services completed the following work:

  • Inspected, cleaned, and repaired 6,500 feet of mainline public sewer pipes and 2,500 feet of sewer connections to properties.
  • Inspected and repaired or replaced 45 manholes.
  • Cleared roots and flushed debris from approximately 2,000 public sewer pipes and service laterals.
  • Repaired 6,400 feet of mainline public sewer pipes using cured-in-place pipe lining.
  • Provided weekly email updates to 550 stakeholders.
  • Mailed project fliers to 15,500 stakeholders throughout construction.

What's Next?

Environmental Services was unable to repair pipes in eight areas due to changes in the pipe condition since the repair methods were designed. These pipes require additional design work and will be added to upcoming projects. We will keep neighbors informed about the timing of these repairs.

How Did We Do?

We are always looking for ways to improve. Do you have feedback on something we could have done differently? Did we respond to your questions and communicate with you promptly?

If you have any questions or feedback, please contact Debbie Caselton at 503-823-2831 or

    Link to NE Alderwood Road Project Map     Link to Southeast project areas detail maps   Citywide Construction map