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SE Ivon Street Sewer Extension

Sewer and Stormwater
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Environmental Services is designing a project to extend the public sewer 180 feet into SE Ivon Street between SE 12th and 14th avenues. This will resolve nonconforming sewer connections and provide properties independent connections to the public sewer.
The project is in the design phase. Construction is anticipated to begin in April of 2022 and will take up to four months to complete.
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This work is part of the City of Portland’s effort to extend the sewer system to properties without direct access to the public sewer and bring them into compliance with City plumbing codes. The project will help protect public health, property, and the environment by increasing the capacity of the public sewer system, reducing the risk of basement sewer backups, and reducing the likelihood of emergency maintenance work in the future. 

Project Map

The map below illustrates where this project will construct a public sewer extension. 

Simplified map of SE Ivon Street Sewer Extension project
Simplified map for SE Ivon Street Sewer Extension

This work is part of the City of Portland’s effort to extend the sewer system to properties without direct access to the public sewer and bring them into compliance with City plumbing codes. The project will help protect public health, property, and the environment by increasing the capacity of the public sewer system, reducing the risk of basement sewer backups, and reducing the likelihood of emergency maintenance work in the future. 

What’s Happening Now 

Over the next few months, crews will be in the project area gathering information that will help them design the sewer project. Activities may include inspecting sewer pipes and maintenance access holes, locating underground utilities and marking them with paint or small flags, surveying the land and taking various measurements, and drilling holes in the street to collect soil and pavement samples.    

Construction Methods 

The contractor will use open trench excavation to construct sewer and stormwater improvements. Open trench excavation is the traditional method of sewer construction and the most common method for installing a new sewer pipe. It consists of digging down to the required depth, installing a new pipe, and then backfilling the trench. 

New Public Contact

Cheryl Kuck will be the community outreach coordinator for the remainder of the project. Please contact Cheryl directly if you have questions or concerns about the project. Her contact information is on the upper right side of this webpage.  

The Nonconforming Sewer Office has contacted homeowners whose sewer connections will be directly impacted by this project. For more information about nonconforming sewer connections, visit www.portlandoregon.gov/bes/nonconforming

We Want to Hear from You

Please let us know if you have a concern or question about the project. Be sure to include your name, property address, and project name (SE Ivon Street) in your voicemail and email so we can provide you more details about what to expect in front of your property. Also, please write “SE Ivon Street” in the subject line of your email.    

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 Sign up for project updates at SE Ivon Street Sewer Project. Regular email updates are the best way to stay informed and know what to expect.