SW Market Street Sewer Extension

Sewer and Stormwater
Environmental Services is extending the public sewer in SW Market Street. This work is part of the City’s ongoing effort to provide property owners a way to directly and independently connect to the public sewer system in order to meet current City Code requirements.
This project is currently in the design phase. Construction is expected to begin in August 2024 and should take about four to six weeks.
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Project Area

The work will occur in SW Market Street west of SW 18th Avenue. 

Project Map for SW Market Street Project
SW Market Street Project Map

What's Happening Now?

The SW Market Street Sewer Extension Project is in the design phase. Throughout the process, 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, and collecting soil samples. 

During surveying and utility marking, crews will paint markings on the street in different colors. They may also place small flags in the ground, or wooden stakes with ribbons. Find a list of the colors and meanings. 

When a public utility is near a sewer pipe, stormwater pipe, or other critical structure, it may be necessary to dig a small hole to locate the utility precisely. This activity is called “potholing.” Work crews will drill eight-inch-wide holes in the public right-of-way at locations within the project area where project designers need better information about the location of underground utilities. 

There may be brief periods of noise, dust, and mild vibration during drilling. When potholing is complete, crews will fill in the holes and apply an asphalt patch. 

While local access to private driveways will be always maintained, access may be delayed. On-street parking will be temporarily removed within the work area. 

Nonconforming Sewers 

The Nonconforming Sewer Office will be contacting some individual property owners who may need to connect to the new sewer main.  For more information on nonconforming sewer connections.

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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