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Airport Way 1 & 3 Pump Stations

The Airport Way Pump Station Project will refurbish two pump stations located on Airport Way in Northeast Portland.  Airport Way Pump Station 1 is located at 131st and Airport Way.  Airport Way Pump Station 3 is located at 171st and Airport Way.  Both pump stations pump sewage and stormwater from Northeast Portland to the Columbia Boulevard Wastewater Treatment Plant in north Portland. During very heavy rain storms, stormwater runoff can fill the system to capacity and cause a combined sewer overflow to the Columbia Slough.  Improvements to the Airport Way Pump Stations will increase system reliability and help keep overflows from happening.

Airport Way Pump Station 1 was constructed in 1987.  The electrical and mechanical equipment are obsolete and in need of replacement. Environmental Services is replacing the electrical control panels, pumps, valves, fuel storage tank, and ventilation system to comply with current codes and BES standards.  Additionally, we are adding a rest room and odor treatment to the pump station. The project will require temporary pumps to pump flow around the pump station from the inlet manhole to force main during construction of the improvements.

At Airport Way Pump Station 3, Environmental Services will install a flow meter to better address, monitor, and control flow.  This will help avoid sewage outfalls to the Columbia Slough.  Renovations of Pump Station 3 also include repair and replacement of the leaking knife gate valve at the force main header within the drywell. The project will require temporary pumps to pump flow around the pump station from the inlet manhole to the force main during installation of the valve and flow meter.

Project work at the pump stations includes:

  • Installation of temporary pumping facilities
  • Demolition of existing electrical and mechanical equipment
  • Construction of site improvements including an enclosure to house a generator fuel tank and odor treatment unit; new section of force main and valves; drainage trench/swale; and pervious pavement
  • Construction of building improvements including new circular stairway; energy star rated roof; new sewage pumps, piping, valves, and flow meter; new heating and ventilation system; and new electrical, instrumentation, and control systems.
  • Installation of new landscaping.

For more information on this project please contact:

Aaron Abrams

Community Outreach