(September 21, 2020) – Sewage overflowed from a manhole on a residential property on SW Bertha Boulevard near SW 27th Avenue, where it impacted a tributary of Fanno Creek.
The release stopped around 9 a.m. on September 21 and crews placed warning signs in the area. The cause of the release appeared to be roots. Service has been restored.
The public is advised to avoid contact with the creek for 48 hours due to the presence of bacteria in the water.
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. www.portlandoregon.gov/bes and @BESPortland.