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The City of Portland, Oregon

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Phone: 503-823-7740

Fax: 503-823-6995

1120 SW 5th Ave, Suite 613, Portland, OR 97204

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Possible sewage release to Tryon Creek

City maintenance crews responded to a report of an overflowing sewer manhole just before 7:00 a.m. today near the intersection of SW Barbur Boulevard and SW 30th Avenue. When crews arrived at 7:15 a.m., sewage was flowing out of the manhole at an estimated rate of 25 gallons per minute.

Sewage flowed into storm drains that empty into a ditch that drains to Tryon Creek near SW Barbur Boulevard and SW Barbur Court. Maintenance crews cleared grease blocking the sewer line at 7:50 a.m. to stop the overflow. From the time the overflow was confirmed until it was stopped, an estimated 875 gallons of sewage overflowed and it’s possible that some of the sewage overflowed to Tryon Creek.

The public should avoid contact with Tryon Creek in the vicinity of SW Barbur Boulevard andS W Barbur Court today and tomorrow because of the possibility of increased bacteria in the water.

For more information contact Linc Mann, 503-823-5328.