April 6, 2015
City maintenance crews cleared a blocked public sewer line this morning to stop a sewage release near SW 55th Avenue and SW Dolph Drive. The release was caused by a blocked pipe in SW 55th Avenue.
Maintenance crews cleared the blocked line and stopped the sewage release today at 8:30 a.m. From the time the sewage release was reported until maintenance crews stopped the release, an estimated 7,200 gallons of sewage flowed out of a sewer cleanout on private property into a small tributary of North Ash Creek.
For more information contact Linc Mann, 503-823-5328.
The tributary isn’t easily accessible but the public should avoid contact with North Ash Creek in the area through Wednesday morning.
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.