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Construction and Maintenance for Water, stormwater, and sewer

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.
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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.
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Construction to begin in June 2021 and take up 2 months to complete.
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Environmental Services is designing a project to repair or replace 440 feet of deteriorating public sewer pipe on NW Front Avenue between NW 26th Drive and NW Sherlock Avenue. This project will protect the public and the environment by reducing sewage releases to buildings and streets.
Sewer and Stormwater
Design will continue another year. Construction is tentatively scheduled to begin in the spring of 2022 and take up to a year and a half to complete.
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Environmental Services is designing a project to remodel the 46-year-old Force Avenue Pump Station in North Portland. Increased pumping capacity will accommodate growth and future demands on the sewer system. Improved reliability, access, and safety will protect public health and the environment.
Project design continues. The construction timeline has not yet been determined.
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Environmental Services is designing a project to extend the public sewer into NE Gile Terrace and provide service to properties currently served by a nonconforming sewer. The project proposes to construct 306 feet of public sewer pipe, two manholes, one cleanout, and three sewer service laterals.
Construction began in June 2020 and will continue through October 2021.
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Environmental Services is constructing urgent repairs to 3,600 feet of 140-year-old public sewer pipes that are in very poor condition in downtown Portland. At a high risk of collapsing, the pipes require repairs to protect the public, buildings, and streets from sewage releases and flooding.
Construction will continue through early 2022.
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Environmental Services continues construction on a project to reconstruct the public sewer system in NW Thurman Street and the Willamette Heights Neighborhood. Sewer and stormwater improvements will increase capacity of the 100-year-old sewer, relieve sewer backups, and reduce street flooding.
Sewer and Stormwater
Project design continues. Construction is anticipated to begin in early October of 2021 and take a year to complete.
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Environmental Services is designing a project to repair 10,765 feet, or two miles, of aging public sewer pipes in downtown Portland. Having provided 100 to 150 years of service, the pipes require repairs to reduce the risks of basement flooding and sewage releases to downtown buildings and streets.
Two sewer service lateral repairs remain in the project.
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Environmental Services will repair two public sewer service laterals in SW Washington Street between SW Park Avenue and SW 10th Avenue in downtown Portland. The repairs will help prevent sewage backups into buildings and streets.
Sewer and Stormwater
Construction began in January 2020 and will continue through 2021 with periods of inactivity between phases.
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Environmental Services is improving the 100-year-old public sewer pipes in NW Westover Road, NW Summit Avenue, and NW Lovejoy Street. These repair projects will reduce basement backup risks, reduce surface flooding, and extend the life of the public sewer system serving the neighborhood.
Project design will continue through early 2023. Construction is anticipated to begin in the spring of 2023 and take a year to complete.
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Environmental Services is designing the next in a series of projects to repair and replace aging public sewer pipes in downtown Portland that are in poor condition. The pipes require attention to reduce the risks of basement flooding and sewage releases to buildings and streets.
Design work began in July 2020. Construction is anticipated to begin winter 2022.
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Environmental Services – the City’s sewer and stormwater bureau – is designing a project to upgrade a pump station in Northeast Portland. This project will replace the existing pump station with a new larger pump station.