September 29, 2014
City maintenance crews responded to a reported sewage leak Sunday night near 6221 N Basin Avenue on Swan Island and found sewage overflowing through a vault cover in the street. Sewage from the vault was flowing across the pavement, and an unknown amount of sewage flowed into the Swan Island Basin of the Willamette River just north of the Swan Island Boat Ramp.
Maintenance crews closed a leaking valve and cleaned out the vault with a vactor truck to stop the leak at about 8:00 p.m. on Sunday, September 28. The public should avoid contact with water in the Swan Island Basin today and tomorrow because of increased bacteria in the water.
For more information contact Linc Mann, 503-823-5328.
The Bureau of Environmental Services works with Portland residents and businesses to protect water quality, public health, and the environment through wastewater collection and treatment, sewer construction and maintenance, stormwater management, and stream and watershed restoration.