MAILING ADDRESS: 1120 SW 5th Ave, Room 1000, Portland, OR 97204
Environmental Services continues construction to repair or replace about 800 feet of public sewer pipes in downtown Portland that are 100 to 140 years old and in deteriorating condition. The sewer pipes are showing signs of cracks, breaks, holes, offset pipe connections, and obstructions, putting the pipes at risk of structural failure. Urgent repairs at three locations shown on the map below will protect the public and the environment by reducing the possibility of sewage releases to buildings and streets.
Repairs will be made in three locations (see map).
Construction has been completed at two of the three locations:
Construction continues at the third location:
Please note that construction schedules are also weather-dependent. Rain causes increased stormwater in the pipes, which makes it more difficult or impossible to bypass the combined sewage and stormwater flows in order to repair the pipes.
Regular work hours will be 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday, and Saturdays as needed. The Portland Noise Office granted Environmental Services a Noise Variance to enable the city’s contractors to work at night to complete the pipe lining sewer repair work. Each of the three locations will require up to three nights of work.
A combination of Cured-in-Place-Pipe Lining and Open Trench Excavation construction methods will be used on this project. Traffic controls will be necessary in the work zones and will create delays. For details on the construction methods and traffic impacts, see the Project Overview.
If you have a question or concern, call the project hotline at 503-823-5315, leave a message, and your call will be returned by the next business day.
If you have a concern or question about a pipe repair near you, please be sure to include your name, business name, property address, phone number, and project name (SW Alder-Oak-Taylor) in your voicemail and email so we can provide you more details about what to expect in front of your property. Also, please write "SW Alder-Oak-Taylor" in the subject line of your email.
Including the project description, map and schedule
Check out current and previous communications about the project