1120 SW 5th Ave, Suite 613, Portland, OR 97204
The City of Portland’s Bureau of Environmental Services is continuing our work to repair and replace critical sewer and stormwater infrastructure. Environmental Services will continue to provide information and updates on construction schedules and activities during the COVID-19 emergency.
Updated May 7, 2020
Environmental Services – your sewer and stormwater utility – has finished designing a project to extend the public sewer system on NE Flanders Street between NE 66th and 67th avenues. 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.
Construction is anticipated to start in July or August and will take about two months to complete. We are uncertain of the exact schedule yet, but the properties adjacent to construction zone will receive a door notice from the contractor 5-10 days before construction starts.
Bureau staff has been working directly with property owners in the area who have cesspools or septic tanks, and who have non-conforming private sewer connections that will need to be connected to the new sewer system.
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 and click on Open Trench Excavation for details.
If you would like to learn more about this project, or have questions or concerns: