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Environmental Services

working for clean rivers

Phone: 503-823-7740

Fax: 503-823-6995

1120 SW 5th Avenue, Room 1000, Portland, OR 97204

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Da Vinci Sewer Project

Construction Begins Fall 2017

Environmental Services - the City’s sewer and stormwater utility - is designing a public sewer project that will abandon 720 feet of large diameter pipe built in 1902, replace two lines (483 feet of pipe) that are deteriorating due to age, and build two new lines (about 200 feet of pipe) that will extend the existing sewer system (see map on back). The project will be constructed in two phase, first the abandonment of the 1902 line, followed by the repair and construction work. This project will help protect public health, water quality, and our environment. To see a map of the project area visit the Project Overview page.

Current Activities

In late May/early June you may see a small crew out doing soil samples. This work will occur in the street or planting strips. It usually takes about an hour or two per location. As the design process moves along you may occasionally see other crews inspecting manholes and pipes, and surveying. To learn more about preconstruction activities, visit

For More Information

The city will update neighbors at regular meetings of the Montavilla Neighborhood Association. 

Contact Rhetta Drennan by email or by phone at 503-823-6006. In your email and voicemail messages, please provide your property address and the project name (DaVinci).

During project design and construction, we will be sending regular email updates to keep you posted about the schedule, construction activities, possible traffic detours and delays, parking restrictions and other impacts. We encourage you to sign up now to be added to the project's email update list. Email Rhetta.

Please let us know if you have concerns such as business operations, disability issues or medical or business deliveries.

Community Outreach

Check out upcoming public meetings, and current and previous communications about the project

Project Overview

Including the project description, map and schedule

Stay Informed

Sign up for email updates an other project notifications