MAILING ADDRESS: 1120 SW 5th Ave, Room 1000, Portland, OR 97204
Updated October 28, 2019
Environmental Services, the city’s sewer and stormwater utility, has started construction to replace the main sewer pipe in NE 20th Ave between NE Tillamook and NE Thompson streets. The project includes repairing approximately 500 feet of deteriorating 128-years-old public sewer pipe, repairing 12 lateral service connections, which will connect private properties to the new public sewer, and installing three manholes. These improvements will increase capacity and protect water quality, public health, and the environment by reducing the possibility of sewage releases to buildings and streets.
Construction began in early October 2019 and is scheduled to be complete in early December 2019.
Pre-construction activities may occur throughout the project area to prepare for the upcoming sewer repair work. These activities marking underground utilities, tree trimming, installing tree protection, installing erosion control measures, staging equipment and materials, and setting up traffic controls. More details along with photos of these activities are available online at www.portlandoregon.gov/bes/preconstruction.
Environmental Services will use an open trench excavation method for the sewer work on this project. Open trench excavation is the traditional and most common method of sewer construction, repair or replacement. Open trench excavation consists of excavating down to and exposing the existing pipe so that it can be repaired or replaced. Learn more about this construction method at www.portlandoregon.gov/bes/methods.
The space between the sidewalk and curb next to your property, also known as the planting strip, is public right-of-way and the contractor may discard items that are in the planting strip when construction begins. Please remove items in the right-of-way that you would like to keep before construction begins.
Please visit www.portlandoregon.gov/bes/constructionimpacts for more information about what to expect during construction.
If you have a question or concern about this project, please let us know: