Environmental Services is investigating pipes and stormwater facilities in the Council Crest Neighborhood in preparation for a project that will replace or repair aging public sewer pipes, improve stormwater management, and support healthy habitat.
Stormwater and ground water can enter sanitary sewers through roof drains, basement floor drains, foundation drains, basement sump pumps, driveway drains, cracked sewer laterals, or cracked sewer mains. By repairing existing pipes and more effectively managing stormwater, this project will help keep stormwater and groundwater out of the system, while safely carrying sanitary sewage to the treatment plant.
What's Happening Now
Environmental Services will be surveying and inspecting sewer and stormwater infrastructure throughout the area in 2020 and 2021. You may see crews in the area surveying, inspecting culverts and pipes using CCTV cameras, and marking utility locations with paint and flags. It is important to inspect stormwater infrastructure during wetter times of the year so that crews can evaluate how the facilities are working.
Most information-gathering activities during this project will occur in the public right-of-way. Some surveying and inspection will occur where the city has public sewer easements on private property, or on private property where there are no easements in place. City outreach staff will coordinate with affected property owners for access to private property for inspection and survey purposes.
You may see paint markings, stakes, and small flags in the ground identifying the locations of utilities and sewer and/or stormwater infrastructure. Different marking colors identify the types of utilities that have been located. If you are interested in learning more about what each color means, or for more information on the survey and inspection process, please visit www.portlandoregon.gov/bes/preconstruction.
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, and proposed night work. Your input will help us minimize the impact to your neighborhood during construction.
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