America’s Failing Water Infrastructure: There are Ways We Can Begin to Fix It

Jun 06

America’s Failing Water Infrastructure: There are Ways We Can Begin to Fix It

There are many variables threatening America’s water from pollution issues and aging infrastructure to raising costs and droughts and rainfall patterns as the climate changes. The U.S. used to be a leader when it came to water infrastructure and management. Now, the U.S. is lagging behind receiving D ratings for dams, drinking water and wastewater. It’s time to...

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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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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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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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A New Committee for Bend’s Sewer Projects

Jul 22

A New Committee for Bend’s Sewer Projects

The City of Bend has decided to implement new strategies to ensure the maintenance and public awareness of the underground infrastructure. Primarily, the 18 member committee will be made up of proactive, technically savvy citizens.  This task force will advise the City Council of sewer planning and improvements.  The City has expressed concern over sewer capacity...

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