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Sunnyside North Green Street and Sewer Project Update: April 19, 2017

Sunnyside North Green Street and Sewer Project Update: April 19, 2017

Environmental Services is designing a project to repair or replace up to 7,000 feet of public sewers and build up to 41 green street planters to remove 2.6 million gallons of stormwater a year from the sewer system in the northwest portion of the Sunnyside neighborhood and a portion of the Buckman community. Many of the existing combined sewer pipes are at least 100 to 120 years old and deteriorating or undersized for the sewer and stormwater flows in this area. These improvements will protect public health, property and our environment and reduce the possibility of sewage releases into streets, homes and businesses.

A project map is available at


Construction is expected to begin in spring of 2018. We will provide more specific information as the project evolves.

Please take some time now to consider the needs of your neighborhood or business and let us know if you have concerns about business operations, disability issues, medical or business deliveries, and other information you want us to consider. We will be glad to work with you.


  • Two open houses are scheduled in May to learn about green streets, provide feedback on preliminary locations for the green street planters, learn how to be a Green Street Steward in your community, and learn about the sewer pipe locations and techniques to be used. Drop by anytime during either open house:
    • Thursday, May 4 - 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM
      Our House of Portland, 2727 SE Alder Street
      Please bring an item to donate to Esther’s Pantry or Tod’s Corner. Items needed most include food, socks, clothing or underwear (men’s) and household items like towels, sheets and dishes.
    • Saturday, May 13 - 10:30 AM to Noon
      SE Uplift, 3534 SE Main Street
      ADA access is from the parking lot.
  • The April 2017 newsletter with more details is available on the project webpage or by clicking here.
  • Over the next several months, crews will be locating utilities, surveying, inspecting sewer pipes and manholes with closed circuit TV, and drilling to take soil and pavement samples. You may see paint marks in the street. These activities occur over time, rather than all at once. For more information about these activities, see


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

Debbie Caselton
Community Outreach
Phone: 503-823-2831

Please include your name, property address and project name (Sunnyside North) in your voicemail and email so we can provide you more details about what to expect in front of your property. Also, please write "Sunnyside North" in the subject line of your email.

Debbie Caselton

Community Outreach

City of Portland Environmental Services

1120 SW Fifth Ave Room 1000, Portland, Oregon 97204

Phone: 503-823-2831


Working for clean rivers

The Bureau of Environmental Services works with Portland residents and businesses to protect water quality, public health, and the environment through wastewater collection and treatment, sewer construction and maintenance, stormwater management, and stream and watershed restoration. Learn more at

The City of Portland complies with all non-discrimination laws including Title VI (Civil Rights) and Title II (ADA). To request a translation, accommodation or additional information, please call 503-823-7740, or use City TTY 503-823-6868, or Oregon Relay Service: 711