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Environmental Services

working for clean rivers

Phone: 503-823-7740

Fax: 503-823-6995

1120 SW 5th Avenue, Room 1000, Portland, OR 97204

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Project Overview

Environmental Services is designing a project in NW Thurman Street to reconstruct and increase the capacity of the 100-year-old public sewer system that carries both sewage and stormwater in the area. The project will reconstruct 3,100 feet of public sewer pipes and construct new manholes, storm drains, and service laterals that connect private properties to the public sewer. These improvements will accommodate future growth in the area and relieve basement sewer backups at 31 properties.

The project area is bounded by NW Thurman Street to the north, NW Aspen Avenue to the west, NW Savier Street to the south, and NW 30th Avenue to the east. See the project map for proposed pipe work locations.


Design is underway. Construction is anticipated to begin in the summer of 2018 and take about a year to complete.

Project Map

Project map

Thank You

Because the neighborhood has been through other major construction projects recently, including a bridge replacement in 2014 and a paving project in 2012, we understand that residents may be growing weary of construction activities and traffic controls. Thank you for your patience and cooperation as Environmental Services works to complete this major capital improvement project to provide another 100 years of public sewer service.

For More Information

If you would like more information about the project or have questions and concerns you’d like to discuss, please call or email:

Cheryl Kuck
Community Outreach
Phone: 503-823-7898

Please include your name, property address, and project name (NW Thurman) in your voicemail and email so we can provide you more details about what to expect in front of your property. Also, please write "NW Thurman" in the subject line of your email. Click SIGN UP! to sign up for periodic email updates.