1120 SW 5th Ave, Suite 613, Portland, OR 97204
Environmental Services – your sewer and stormwater utility - has begun designing a project to extend the public sewer system in SW Menfee Drive. This work is part of the City’s ongoing effort to provide property owners a way to directly and independently connect to the public sewer system in order to meet current City Code requirements.
Design work has begun and will continue through the summer of 2020. Some survey activities have already occurred, and you may see markings on the street.
Construction is anticipated to begin in Fall 2020. Sewer construction work will take about two-three weeks to complete.
Bureau staff have been working directly with property owners in the area who have cesspools or septic tanks that will need to be connected to the new system. Our Non-Conforming Sewers team will be contacting these property owners in the coming weeks with more information about impacts to specific private properties. If you live on SW Menefee and have a cesspool or septic tank, please contact Tina Wilson at 503-823-7790 or Tina.Wilson@portlandoregon.gov as soon as possible with any questions about your planned connection or your branch map.
Open trench construction will be used to complete all work. After sewer construction, crews will backfill trenches and apply a temporary asphalt patch. The temporary patch may be in place for several weeks while quality control inspections occur. After all work has met required standards, crews will return to apply a permanent patch See www.portlandoregon.gov/bes/methods for details.