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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.
These projects 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.
The project area is divided into three sections, as shown on the map, and will be completed in phases. The Hillsdale South Sewer Repair Project is currently in construction and is scheduled to be completed by June 2020.
The following sewer repair projects are currently in construction. Visit the individual project webpages for more information:
Most sewer repair work will occur in the public right-of-way. It’s important that property owners understand that what may appear as 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.
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.
Several sewer construction projects are happening simultaneously around your neighborhood. To see where they are and for project updates, visit our SW Portland Projects webpage.
If you would like more information about the Hillsdale projects or have questions and concerns you’d like to discuss, please call or email:
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 in your voicemail and email so we can provide you more details about what to expect in front of your property. Also, please write the project name in the subject line of your email.
For regular updates about a certain project, click SIGN UP to sign up for email updates. These updates will tell you where construction is taking place, for how long, and what our crews will be doing on a certain street.