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Environmental Services is designing projects in the South Portland and South Burlingame neighborhoods to repair or replace 10,800 feet, or 2 miles, of public sewer pipes that are on average 90 years old and in deteriorating condition. The South Portland-Burlingame Sewer Repair Project will help protect public health, water quality, and the environment by reducing the possibility of sewage releases to homes, businesses, and streets.
The project map below indicates where sewer repair work may occur. Environmental Services is inspecting the sewer system at these location to determine pipe and manhole conditions, system needs and capacity, sewer connection issues, and other factors that will help engineers design the project.
Construction is anticipated to begin in the summer of 2019 and will be completed in phases. The first phase will take up to a year to complete.
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.
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 South Portland and South Burlingame neighborhoods, 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 be accessing these areas to inspect, maintain, and repair public sewer pipes and manholes.
In addition, where the city has public sewer easements, crews may need to access private property for survey, other information-gathering activities, and eventual sewer repairs. City outreach staff will coordinate with affected property owners for access to public sewer pipes and manholes.
If you would like more information about the project or have questions and concerns you’d like to discuss, please call or email:
Email: mailto:Joe.Tursi@portlandoregon.gov?subject=South Portland-Burlingame
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 (South Portland-Burlingame) in your voicemail and email so we can provide you more details about what to expect in front of your property. Also, please write "South Portland-Burlingame" in the subject line of your email. Click SIGN UP to sign up for periodic email updates.