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

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Sewage release at Bridlemile School

Sanitary Sewer Overlow

February 7, 2015

City maintenance crews stopped a sewage release on Saturday, February 7, 2015 at Bridlemile Elementary School, 4300 SW 47th Avenue in Portland. Crews found sewage flowing from a manhole on the school grounds at 1:24 p.m. this afternoon and cleared a blocked sewer pipe to stop the release at 2:30 p.m.

From the time maintenance crews confirmed the release to the time they stopped it, an estimated 5,600 gallons of sewage overflowed from the manhole and soaked into the ground. Crews applied lime to the area to kill bacteria and placed warning signs at the site as a precaution.

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