Sewer and Stormwater
Nature patch work was completed in February 2021. Rain garden and green street planter design is in progress and will continue through Fall 2021. Construction of the rain gardens and green street planters is currently scheduled to begin February 2022.
Environmental Services and Portland Parks & Recreation are collaborating on a project to build nature patches and rain gardens to manage stormwater in Irving Park. The project will help prevent nearby flooding, sewer basement backups, and sewage overflows into the Willamette River during storms.
Spring to fall 2021 and 2022
An important part of our water system needs some work. The two reservoirs at Powell Butte fuel our region with safe and abundant water. Starting in summer 2021, the Water Bureau will repair the roof of Reservoir 1. We'll also install a better drainage system on the reservoir's roof.