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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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South Portland-Burlingame Sewer Repair Project - Phase 1

The City of Portland’s Bureau of Environmental Services is continuing our work to repair and replace critical sewer and stormwater infrastructure. Environmental Services will continue to provide information and updates on construction schedules and activities during the COVID-19 emergency.

Updated August 3, 2020

Environmental Services has successfully completed sewer construction on the South Portland-Burlingame Phase 1 Sewer Repair Project located in SW Portland. The sewer improvements protect the public and the environment by reducing the possibility of costly breaks, leaks, blockages and sewage releases to homes, businesses and streets.


By coordinating with many property owners, businesses, and residents in the project area, Environmental Services completed the following work:

  • Replaced and upsized 4,000 feet of 90-year-old public sewer pipes Repaired, replaced, and built 900 feet of sewer service laterals
  • Repaired, replaced, and built 13 manholes throughout the project area

South Portland-Burlingame Sewer Repair Project Map

What is Happening Next

Progress continues on the design of Phase 2 of the South Portland-Burlingame Sewer Repair Project. This project will repair a second set of deteriorating public sewer pipes. Just like Phase 1, the repairs are within the same project area of South Portland-Burlingame. Construction for this project is anticipated to begin in the summer of 2021 and take a year to complete.

Over the next several months, expect to see city staff throughout the area as they continue to collect information on the sewer system and its surrounding geology.  Look for additional information about this project in the next couple months.

A Note of Appreciation

The South Portland-Burlingame Phase 1 Sewer Repair Project was a major collaborative construction project. Environmental Services knows it has meant significant inconveniences for businesses and the many people living, working, and visiting in the project area. We appreciate your cooperation and patience as we worked through the unique technical challenges of the neighborhood (both above and below ground) to complete the necessary public sewer repairs. Thank you. 

Environmental Services expresses special appreciation to the dozens of property owners, property managers, facility managers, and business owners and operators who collaborated with us to help us complete the sewer repair work. Thank you.

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:

Joe Tursi
Community Outreach
Phone: 503-823-5753

If you have a concern or question about a pipe repair near you, please be sure to include your name, property address and project name (South Portland-Burlingame) in your voicemail and email so we can provide you more details about what to expect in front of your property. Also, please write "South Portland-Burlingame" in the subject line of your email. Click SIGN UP to sign up for periodic email updates.

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