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Fremont Pump Station

Updated December 6, 2018Button. Click to sign up for email updates

Environmental Services is constructing upgrades to the almost 40-year-old Fremont Pump Station, a sewage pump station located on NE Fremont Drive near NE 89th Avenue. While the pump station structures will largely remain unchanged, aside from new roofing and minor repairs, the pumping system will be upgraded. The improvements will replace aging equipment, ensure safe and reliable operations, and meet current noise and odor control standards.

Click here for details about the pump station improvements. This project will help to ensure the pump station operates safely and efficiently to protect public health, water quality, and the environment.


The city's contractor, Stettler Supply Company, is working on-site at the Fremont Pump Station. Construction will go through several phases and is anticipated to be completed in July 2019.

Typical work hours are from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday, with construction on Saturday if needed.

Project Map

Fremont Pump Station project map

Current Activities

The contractor has successfully completed a temporary bypass pumping system test to ensure continued sewer service throughout the project. Therefore, the existing pump station has been taken offline and the temporary bypass pumping system will operate until the upgrade project is completed.

During construction of the pump station upgrades, the bypass pumping system will divert combined sewer and stormwater flows to other parts of the sewer system. These pipes have the capacity to handle increased flows while the pump station upgrades are under construction.

The contractor has installed noise reduction equipment to quiet the bypass pumps that must operate 24/7, every day around the clock, until the pump station upgrade project is completed.

Upcoming Activities

Over the next several weeks, the contractor will focus on the following activities:

  • Investigate site to verify pump station conditions and lay out plan for upgrade work
  • Complete selective site demolition activities, including tree removal
  • Replace all mechanical, electrical and control equipment and systems

Click here for more details about what to expect during construction.

Completed Activities

The contractor has completed the following activities:

  • Installed temporary fencing for the work site
  • Put up construction office trailer for contractor
  • Obtained necessary on-street parking permits for truck unloading zones
  • Created and posted project signage
  • Installed new roofing
  • Installed erosion control measures
  • Moved temporary bypass equipment onto the site
  • Completed a site survey to verify elevations, dimensions, and other measures
  • Completed electrical assessment with Pacific Power
  • Upgraded electrical transformers with Pacific Power
  • Removed a large, ailing tree from the site
  • Installed and tested bypass pumping system to ensure continued sewer service throughout the project

For More Information

If you would like more information about the project or have questions and concerns you’d like to discuss, please call or email:

Cheryl Kuck
Community Outreach
Phone: 503-823-7898

If you have a concern or question about the project, please be sure to include your name, property address, and project name (Fremont Pump Station) in your voicemail and email so we can provide you more details about what to expect in front of your property. Also, please write "FremontPS" in the subject line of your email. Click SIGN UP to sign up for periodic email updates. Let us know if you have concerns such as business operations, disability issues, medical or business deliveries, or other neighborhood impacts.

Project Overview

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Community Outreach

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