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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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Hillsdale Sewer Repair Project

Updated January 10, 2018Button. Click to sign up for email updates

Environmental Services is designing projects in the Hillsdale and Multnomah neighborhoods of Southwest Portland to repair or replace 30,000 feet, or 5.7 miles, of public sewer pipes that are on average 80 years old and in deteriorating condition.

The project will also install new manholes and storm drain inlets where needed, repair existing manholes and storm drain inlets, and replace some public sewer connections to private properties from the main line in the street to the curb. This investment in your neighborhood will ensure continued dependable sewer service and protect the public and our environment by reducing the possibility of sewage releases to homes, businesses, and streets.

Project Area

The project area is divided into three sections, as shown on the map, and will be completed in phases. Project design is currently focused on the South section.

Hillsdale project boundary map

Schedule

Design in the South section will continue through 2018. A construction contractor will be selected in early 2019. Construction in the South section only is anticipated to begin in the summer of 2019 and take up to a year and a half to complete.

Design and construction timelines for the Middle and North sections are not yet known. They will be done sometime after the South section.

Hillsdale South Section

Project design is currently focused on the South section, which will include about 9,000 feet, or 1.7 miles, of sewer pipes (see map).The South section will be followed by the Middle and North sections, although you may see crews in all three project sections throughout the life of the project.

Hillsdale South Section map

What's Happening Now

Over the next few months, crews will be in the neighborhood locating utilities, surveying, inspecting sewer pipes and manholes with closed circuit TV, and drilling to take soil and pavement samples. This information will help engineers decide which locations need repair and what construction methods are best for each location. These design and pre-construction activities typically occur over time, rather than all at once.

Public and Private Property Access

Most information-gathering activities will occur in the public right-of-way. It’s important that property owners understand that part of their land is deemed "public right-of-way" for streets, sidewalks, utilities, and similar public uses. In the Hillsdale neighborhood, the public right-of-way often extends well into what appears to be private property, including what appears to be private front lawns. Crews will access these areas to inspect and repair public sewers.

Public Sewer Easements

In addition, where the city has public sewer easements, crews may need to access private property for survey, other activities, and eventual sewer repairs. City outreach staff will coordinate with affected property owners for access to public sewer pipes and manholes.

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:

Joe Tursi
Community Outreach
Phone: 503-823-5753
Email: mailto:Joe.Tursi@portlandoregon.gov?subject=Hillsdale

If you have a concern or question about a pipe repair near you, please be sure to include your name, property address and project name (Hillsdale) in your voicemail and email so we can provide you more details about what to expect in front of your property. Also, please write "Hillsdale" in the subject line of your email. Click SIGN UP to sign up for periodic email updates.


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