Environmental Services continues critical construction projects that protect public health and our environment. On-site inspectors are ensuring crews follow CDC guidelines for social distancing, hygiene, and safety.
Environmental Services is moving construction project information to Portland.gov
Construction for this project is anticipated to begin in summer 2022 and be completed by summer 2024.
Environmental Services is designing a sewer project to extend the public sewer system throughout the Sellwood-Moreland neighborhoods. This work will extend the sewer system in 54 locations that will provide 112 property owners a way to directly and independently connect to the public sewer system.
Nature patch work was completed in February 2021. Rain garden and green street planter design is in progress and will continue through Fall 2021. Construction of the rain gardens and green street planters is currently scheduled to begin February 2022.
Environmental Services and Portland Parks & Recreation are collaborating on a project to build nature patches and rain gardens to manage stormwater in Irving Park. The project will help prevent nearby flooding, sewer basement backups, and sewage overflows into the Willamette River during storms.
Construction to begin in June 2021 and take up 2 months to complete.
Environmental Services is designing a project to repair or replace 440 feet of deteriorating public sewer pipe on NW Front Avenue between NW 26th Drive and NW Sherlock Avenue. This project will protect the public and the environment by reducing sewage releases to buildings and streets.
Design will continue through early 2022. Construction is tentatively scheduled to begin in the spring of 2022 and take up to a year and a half to complete.
Environmental Services is designing a project to remodel the 47-year-old Force Avenue Pump Station in North Portland. Increased pumping capacity will accommodate growth and future demands on the sewer system. Improved reliability, access, and safety will protect public health and the environment.
Project design continues. The construction timeline has not yet been determined.
Environmental Services is designing a project to extend the public sewer into NE Gile Terrace and provide service to properties currently served by a nonconforming sewer. The project proposes to construct 306 feet of public sewer pipe, two manholes, one cleanout, and three sewer service laterals.
Construction began in June 2020 and will continue through October 2021.
Environmental Services is constructing urgent repairs to 3,600 feet of 140-year-old public sewer pipes that are in very poor condition in downtown Portland. At a high risk of collapsing, the pipes require repairs to protect the public, buildings, and streets from sewage releases and flooding.
Project design continues. Construction is anticipated to begin in early October of 2021 and take a year to complete.
Environmental Services is designing a project to repair 10,765 feet, or two miles, of aging public sewer pipes in downtown Portland. Having provided 100 to 150 years of service, the pipes require repairs to reduce the risks of basement flooding and sewage releases to downtown buildings and streets.
Environmental Services continues construction on a project to reconstruct the public sewer system in NW Thurman Street and the Willamette Heights Neighborhood. Sewer and stormwater improvements will increase capacity of the 100-year-old sewer, relieve sewer backups, and reduce street flooding.
Two sewer service lateral repairs remain in the project.
Environmental Services will repair two public sewer service laterals in SW Washington Street between SW Park Avenue and SW 10th Avenue in downtown Portland. The repairs will help prevent sewage backups into buildings and streets.
Project design will continue through early 2023. Construction is anticipated to begin in the spring of 2023 and take a year to complete.
Environmental Services is designing the next in a series of projects to repair and replace aging public sewer pipes in downtown Portland that are in poor condition. The pipes require attention to reduce the risks of basement flooding and sewage releases to buildings and streets.
The city’s contractor will complete the current phase of repairs by the end of this year. Crews will return next summer to complete additional work items in the sewer tunnel.
Construction continues on the 114-year-old Taggart Outfall—a large, brick sewer tunnel located deep underground. This critical sewer line serves Southeast Portland. Repairs will increase the sewer’s resiliency, extend its service life for up to another 100 years, and help prevent sewage releases.
Construction began in January 2020 and will continue through 2021 with periods of inactivity between phases.
Environmental Services is improving the 100-year-old public sewer pipes in NW Westover Road, NW Summit Avenue, and NW Lovejoy Street. These repair projects will reduce basement backup risks, reduce surface flooding, and extend the life of the public sewer system serving the neighborhood.
Design work began in July 2020. Construction is anticipated to begin winter 2022.
Environmental Services – the City’s sewer and stormwater bureau – is designing a project to upgrade a pump station in Northeast Portland. This project will replace the existing pump station with a new larger pump station.
Construction is anticipated to take place in 2023.
Environmental Services is starting a project to restore about 16 acres in the Johnson Creek floodplain. The project will reconnect Johnson Creek to its historic floodplain, reduce flooding on private property, restore habitat for fish and wildlife, and improve water quality in the creek.
This project is currently in the design phase. Construction is anticipated to begin in the fall of 2021.
Environmental Services is coordinating with the Peninsula Drainage District #2 (PEN2) to design a project to replace approximately 300 feet of storm pipe on NE 13th Avenue at NE South Shore Road. This project will increase system capacity and relieve neighborhood flooding.
This project is currently in the design phase. Construction is anticipated to begin in the summer of 2021.
Environmental Services is designing a project in the Ladd’s Addition neighborhood to replace the public sewer pipe in the Elliott-Spruce Alley between SE 12th Ave and SE Birch St. Sewer improvements will increase capacity of the 125-year-old sewer, relieve sewer backups, and reduce street flooding.
Project design will continue through to spring of 2021. Construction is anticipated to begin in late Winter 2021.
Environmental Services is designing a project that will install and upsize public sewer pipes, as well as construct green street planters, within the Ladd’s Addition neighborhood. These improvements will increase sewer capacity, relieve sewer backups, and reduce street flooding.
Construction is expected to begin in the summer of 2021 and should take about six months to complete.
Environmental Services is repairing an odor control facility near the Ankeny Pump Station in Waterfront Park. In 2015, equipment used to control odor near the pump station was damaged in a flood. This project will repair the damage and reduce odors near the pump station.
Construction will occur during the summer of 2021 and will take about six months to complete.
The Balch Creek Trash Rack collects sediment, large logs, and other woody debris that is carried down Balch Creek from Forest Park. It is aging and needs to be replaced to help reduce the chance of future clogs, backups, and floods.