Portland Advises on Terwilliger Closure for Sewer

Apr 29

Portland Advises on Terwilliger Closure for Sewer

Portland is preparing for a major sewer rehabilitation which will likely close a segment of Terwilliger Boulevard, just north of Lake Oswego, for up to a year. There will be alternate routes available beginning in the fall. The project will install an 8-inch-wide, 7,000-footlong sewer pipe underneath Terwilliger Boulevard, stretching from a pumping station near...

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Portland’s Handiwork to Rectify Sewer Burden

Apr 14

Portland’s Handiwork to Rectify Sewer Burden

The City of Portland recently began a pipeline rehabilitation project and will dedicate at least another week toward the completion of the project. The Hawthorne-Salmon Area Green Street and Sewer Project will include the installation of 23 green street planters, planting 100 street trees, and repairing or replacing over 10,000 feet of public sewer pipe. The Tabor to...

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Portland Homeowners and the Lateral Line Connection

Mar 14

Portland Homeowners and the Lateral Line Connection

Homes in Portland that are serviced by the municipal sewer systems are connected to the City’s main lines via sewer pipe lateral.  In most cases each house has its own lateral line that connects directly to the nearest main line, without going through a neighbor’s property.  But in some cases, older houses are connected using alternative configurations that...

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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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Portland’s Sewer Service and Ratemaking Process

Dec 09

Portland’s Sewer Service and Ratemaking Process

The City of Portland calculates residential single family or multi-family sewer volume using actual water consumption, class average or winter average. Most water used indoors during this time of year enters the sewer system. Since much of the water used in warmer months waters lawns and gardens and doesn’t enter the sewer system, the city uses the winter average...

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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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