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Environmental Services, the city’s sewer and stormwater utility, is beginning construction on a project in the Buckman neighborhood to extend the public sewer system to properties where service is only available through neighboring properties. This type of connection is most commonly referred to as a party sewer. The project will install 1,200 feet of main line public sewer pipe, 12 new manholes, and branch connections to 23 properties in the Buckman neighborhood. This project will help protect public health and our environment. Construction is anticipated to begin in late June of 2018, should be completed in about eight months.
Equipment will be moved in to the area in late June, and construction activities will begin shortly thereafter on the two pipe segments located in SE 17th. Work is anticipated to move to SE 16th and SE 18th in late July. Work will then move to SE 14th and SE 15th in late August. The city’s contractor will provide notice to adjacent properties one to two weeks before construction begins. All work will occur between 7:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m.
This project will use a combination of construction methods. Open trench construction will be used to complete much of the work in this area. This involves digging a trench to place new sewer pipe or install new manholes. After sewer construction, crews will backfill trenches and apply a temporary asphalt patch. The temporary patch may be in place for several weeks while quality control inspections occur. After all work has met required standards, crews will return to apply a permanent patch. When open trenching isn’t feasible, directional drilling will be used. This method uses a small hole for access, and then drills sideways to create a pathway for a pipe to be placed inside.
You can find out more about construction methods by visiting www.portlandoregon.gov/bes/methods
Contact Aaron Abrams at Environmental Services at 503-823-2827 or EMAIL if you have questions or concerns. We can help with access needs such as maintaining driveway access, business operations, medical deliveries and other needs during construction.
To receive email updates for the project Email Aaron.