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Phone: 503-823-7740

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

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Advisory: Crews stop sewage overflow from manhole near SW Vermont Street and 46th Avenue

Sanitary Sewage Release Advisory

(this is not a combined sewer overflow [CSO] advisory)

(February 6, 2017) - Maintenance crews stopped a sewage release late last night that originated from a manhole near SW Vermont and SW 46th Avenue.

An estimated 3,000 gallons flowed over ground and to a nearby unnamed creek. That creek flows into Vermont Creek, which is a tributary to Fanno Creek. The cause is unknown.

As a precaution, people should avoid contact with the surface water in that area for at least 48 hours because of the possibility of increased bacteria in the water.

This sewage release is not related to Portland’s combined sewer overflow control system.

 The Bureau of Environmental Services provides city residents with programs to protect water quality and public health, including wastewater collection and treatment, sewer construction and maintenance, stormwater management, and stream and watershed restoration.