October 23, 2014
City maintenance crews responded to a report of sewage flowing from a manhole last night in the 2800 block of NW Westover Road. At about 6:00 p.m. yesterday, crews confirmed that sewage was overflowing into the street, draining into a downstream catch basin and flowing back into the sewer system.
A buildup of rocks and gravel in the manhole caused the overflow. Maintenance crews cleared the blockage at about 8:30 p.m. and stop the sewage release. From the time crews confirmed the release until the time they stopped it, an estimated 900 gallons of sewage overflowed from the manhole.
The area is posted with sewage release warning signs and the public should avoid the area until warning signs are removed.
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.