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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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Force Avenue Pump Station

Updated June 29, 2018Button. Click to sign up for email updates

Geotechnical Investigations

Environmental Services and its contractors have been conducting geotechnical investigations to collect soil, rock, and plant samples from the project area that will give our engineers additional information they need to determine design options for the project. This work will be scheduled on weekdays from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.

These geotechnical investigations will require drilling holes at particular locations, including at the existing pump station and others on adjacent properties. The holes will be eight inches in diameter and will be filled immediately after drilling is completed. The work may cause brief periods of noise, dust and mild vibration.

The contractor will use a drill rig at the bore hole site, a support truck that will be parked near the drill rig, and a small pickup truck that will be parked on the side of N Force Avenue. The work should not have any adverse effects on traffic.

The city is coordinating directly with private property owners as necessary to plan and complete these investigations.

Force Avenue Pump Station Project Map

Site Survey and Inspection

The city has completed a preliminary survey of the pump station property to investigate existing sewer pipes and manholes, identify underground public and private utilities, locate and measure trees and fences, and take other ground measurements (elevations, slopes, etc.) that will help engineers design the upgrade project. The city has also completed an assessment of the pump station’s condition and operation.

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 a pipe repair near you, please be sure to include your name, property address, business name, and project name (Force Avenue 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 "ForceAvePS" in the subject line of your email. Click SIGN UP to sign up for periodic email updates.

Please let us know if you have concerns such as business operations, special event schedules, access routes, or other concerns. 

Project Overview

Including the project description, map and schedule

Community Outreach

Check out current and previous communications about the project