Willamette River Sewer System Improvements

Feb 16

Willamette River Sewer System Improvements

Portland residents, the project that has been ongoing to increase capacity of the Southwest Parallel Interceptor sewer system is in the final stages and nearing completion. This month, the city has already installed 1,000 feet of 24-inch concrete pipe and six manholes along SW Taylors Ferry Road, and 800 feet of 48-inch concrete pipe and three manholes along SW...

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Portland’s Rebate Program for Tree Planting

Dec 23

Portland’s Rebate Program for Tree Planting

Portland has a keen eye for programs that perpetuate a healthy, sustainable environment. Currently the city is participating in a ‘Treebate’ program. Residents will be eligible for a credit to their city water and sewer bill if a tree is planted on residential property before April 30th. The credit will consist of half the purchase price per tree up to...

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Heavy Rain Causes Flood Delays in Portland

Nov 05

Heavy Rain Causes Flood Delays in Portland

Recently, heavy rains caused numerous reports of flooded intersections and stalled cars on area roads and flooded basements and storm drains. Portland emergency crews scrambled to respond to the high water concerns and cautioned drivers not to attempt to drive through intersections with standing water. Flood advisories were issued for much of western Oregon by the...

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Rainy Season and Sewer Drainage Systems

Jul 17

Rainy Season and Sewer Drainage Systems

Many of us are experiencing a rainy season now that summer is in full swing.  Along with the sunny delights and fanfare this time of year brings, there is also a need to think about the proper functioning of our drainage systems where we live.  It is important to know to what extent a drainage issue is prevalent.  In order to do this, a qualified fully licensed...

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Sewer and Water 101

Jun 30

Sewer and Water 101

Summer is indeed here in all its glory.  We know that means rainfall is here, too.  In fact, in many parts of the country we have had record setting storms.  Precipitation can heavily contribute to an overloaded sewer system.  As a nation, we have over 700 communities that utilize combined sewer systems.  There are some Cities that have separate sewer systems...

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