Environmental Services is designing projects in the South Portland and South Burlingame neighborhoods to repair or replace 10,800 feet, or 2 miles, of public sewer pipes that are on average 90 years old and in deteriorating condition. The South Portland-Burlingame Sewer Repair Project will help protect public health, water quality, and the environment by reducing the possibility of sewage releases to homes, businesses, and streets.
The project will also install new manholes and storm drain inlets where needed, repair existing manholes and storm drain inlets, and replace some public sewer connections to private properties from the main line in the street to the curb. This investment in your neighborhood will ensure continued dependable sewer service and protect the public and our environment by reducing the possibility of sewage releases to homes, businesses, and streets.
The project map below indicates where sewer repair work may occur. Environmental Services is inspecting the sewer system at these location to determine pipe and manhole conditions, system needs and capacity, sewer connection issues, and other factors that will help engineers design the project.
Construction is anticipated to begin in the summer of 2019 and will be completed in phases. The first phase will take up to a year to complete.
Adjacent Projects in Southwest Portland
This area of Southwest Portland will see several sewer repair and stormwater improvement projects over the next few years. Two other large-scale sewer repair projects adjacent to this Hillsdale project are identified on the map below, including Council Crest-Homestead and Hillsdale projects. These projects are in the early stages of planning and webpages will be developed soon.