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Airport Way 1 & 3 Pump Stations

Updated January, 2018

CONTACT:   Aaron Abrams, 503-823-2827 or Aaron.Abrams@portlandoregon.govemail sign up button

Bureau of Environmental Services (BES) expects to begin construction soon on a project to refurbish two pump stations on Airport Way in Northeast Portland. Both pump stations pump sewage and stormwater from Northeast Portland to the Columbia Boulevard Wastewater Treatment Plant in north Portland.

Due to obsolete electrical and mechanical equipment, during very heavy rain storms stormwater runoff can overwhelm the system and cause a combined sewer overflow to the Columbia Slough.  Improvements to the Airport Way Pump Stations will increase system reliability and avoid sewage outfalls to the Columbia Slough. 

Construction began in November 2017 and will take about a year to complete.

Airport Way Pump Station 1: We are 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.

Airport Way 1 

Airport Way Pump Station 3: We will install a flow meter to better address, monitor, and control flow.  We will also repair and replace a leaking valve at the connection point with the sewer main.  This work will require fencing off the property, which will block access across the property to Airport Way from the Columbia Slough Trail.  Access to Airport Way from the trail will be maintained by connecting at NE Riverside Parkway.

Airport Way 3

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