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Richmond-South Tabor Sewer Repair Project Update May 23, 2017

Richmond-South Tabor Sewer Repair Project Update: May 23, 2017

 Construction will begin as early as August 2017

Environmental Services will begin construction this summer on the Richmond and South Tabor Sewer Repair Project. The project will repair or replace over 10,300 feet (2 miles) of public sewer pipes in your neighborhood that are on average 90 years old and in deteriorating condition. This work will also include repairing or adding 2,500 feet of service connections between properties and the public sewer. Taking these actions now will help protect the public and the environment by reducing the possibility of costly breaks, leaks, blockages and sewage releases to homes, businesses and streets.

Construction is expected to begin August 2017 and take about a year to complete. The first activity you will see in your neighborhood will be crews inspecting pipes and manholes, surveying utility locations, and mobilizing materials and equipment on site. Work locations and crew activities will be covered in project updates. For more information about these preconstruction activities, please visit:

For a complete list of construction phases and a map of the project area, visit the project web page.

Once construction begins neighbors and businesses should expect periods of inactivity between each phase ranging from a few days to a few weeks. The duration depends on a variety of variables including underground conditions, weather, traffic impacts, subcontractor schedules, quality control tests and availability of materials. To learn more about What to Expect During Construction go to


Once construction begins, crews will move from one site to another as work phases are completed, with periods of inactivity between phases. Please be aware that schedules are subject to change due to a variety of factors, including conditions underground, weather, traffic impacts and subcontractor and materials availability.

The city will use a combination of open trench construction and Cured-in-Place Pipe-Lining (CIPP). Details about each construction method are available at


Construction hours are from 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Monday through Friday, but the contractor may schedule work during the same hours on Saturdays. The Portland Noise Office approved night work for two locations within the project boundaries. (This work is not in the current schedule.) Homes and businesses near these locations will receive a separate notification before night work takes place. Check the project map for night work locations.


Visit the project web page at   

or contact Rhetta Drennan.

Thank you for your cooperation during this project. Please let us know if you have questions or concerns such as business operations, disability issues, medical or business deliveries or other concerns. We appreciate your communication and want to hear from you. 

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Rhetta Drennan

Community Outreach
City of Portland Environmental Services
1120 SW 5th Avenue, Rm. 1000, Portland, OR 97204-1912
Phone: 503-823-6006
Web page:

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