Sanitary Sewage Release Advisory
(this is not a combined sewer overflow [CSO] advisory)
(February 23, 2017) – More than 100 gallons of sewage spilled from a vactor truck when crews responded to a call yesterday afternoon on N. River Street near N. Albina Avenue.
Crews cleaned up the spill but an unknown amount of sewage soaked into the ground and an estimated 100 gallons traveled to a storm drain that discharges into the Willamette River.
Sewage release signs were placed to warn the public to stay out of the area. The public is advised to stay out of the area and to avoid contact with the Willamette River for 48 hours.
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.