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Ankeny Pump Station Odor Control Repair

Sewer and Stormwater
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 is expected to begin in the Fall of 2021 and should take about six months to complete.
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Pump stations are an important part of the City of Portland’s sanitary sewer system. They help move wastewater from low points in the system into pressurized pipes that carry waste to the treatment plant. Odor control equipment filters out foul odors from the air before the odors they can be released to the surrounding neighborhood. 

Project Area

What's Happening Now

Crews are preparing the interior of the odor control vaults for installation of the new odor control system.  Work will pause after this week until parts that are on order can be delivered. 

Construction hours for this project are 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Thursday, and 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Friday. All equipment will be removed by 3 p.m. on Friday evenings to allow for operation of Saturday Market nearby.  

The rest of this week 

Crews will be performing the work described below: 

  • Prepare interior walls of the odor control vaults 

Work will resume in the new year after parts that are on order are able to be delivered.  We will keep you informed about the schedule when we know more. 

What To Expect During Construction

We want you to be safe around the work site. Please keep away from the tools, machines, supplies, and construction workers. A city inspector will be on-site during work hours and may be able to assist you with construction concerns. Inspectors typically wear a hard hat and safety vest with “City of Portland” on the back.  

  • Noise, Vibration, and Dust:  Construction creates noise, vibration and dust and disrupts normal neighborhood activity.  
  • Pedestrian and Bicycle Access:  A pedestrian and bicycle pathway will remain open around the project work zone 
  • Work Hours:  Construction hours for this project are 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Thursday, and 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Friday. All equipment will be removed by 3 p.m. on Friday evenings to allow for operation of Saturday Market nearby. 
  • Schedule Changes and Inactivity:  Our work schedules can change for many reasons like weather, traffic, and problems with equipment.  

We Want to Hear from You

We would like to hear from you about special events, school activities, and community services in your neighborhood you think may be impacted by this project. Also, we want to know if you have any concerns related to business operations, disability or mobility issues, medical or business deliveries, or other potential issues.  Your input will help us minimize the impact to your neighborhood during construction. 

Call 503-823-2827, or email

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