The project is located in Marquam Nature Park in SW and S Portland.
What’s Happening Now
This project is in the planning phase. Starting in August 2023, crews will be in the area to perform investigative activities. Activities include marking the location of sewer pipes and underground utilities with temporary paint, surveying the land, collecting soil samples, and taking CCTV footage of the pipes. We are evaluating Marquam Gulch as part of this process to develop a comprehensive solution to stormwater overflow issues. Environmental Services will provide a tentative construction schedule when one is available.
Crews are currently determining the best method to complete the sewer pipe rehabilitation. Crews will need to determine the precise locations of other underground utilities before any digging can occur. Learn more about utility locates and what to expect during construction.
We Want to Hear From You
Environmental Services is working directly with adjacent properties affected by the lateral repair. We encourage you to:
- Visit this project webpage regularly for more details about the project and what to expect.
- In the event of a sewer backup or basement flooding, call the City’s Maintenance line immediately at 503-823-1700. The line is staffed all hours and all days (24/7).
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This project will help protect the health of the Willamette River Watershed.