Portland’s Sewer Mend and Overflow Advisory for May

May 16

Portland’s Sewer Mend and Overflow Advisory for May

The city of Portland has experienced a rainy month which led to a sewer overflow to discharge into the Willamette River. The River is an attraction for both residents and visitors alike, notwithstanding its most recent incidences of sewer efflux, causing increased bacteria and complications to the River.  A combined sewer overflow is approximately 80 percent storm...

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Portland Area Cities Make Water Infrastructure a Top Priority

Mar 16

Portland Area Cities Make Water Infrastructure a Top Priority

The City of Portland and its nearby cities are in the process of several projects to rehabilitate identified problem areas in their sewer systems. Salem, the capital city of Oregon and approximately 47 miles from Portland, treats an average of 30 million gallons a day at the treatment facility, with increases during warmer months.  The current project for the city...

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The City of Bend Begins Sewer Line Restoration

Jun 27

The City of Bend Begins Sewer Line Restoration

Along with the fireworks and fun that the fourth of July awakens within the city of Bend, residents can also expect an ongoing southeast interceptor project to start in the early days of July. The project will consist of repair to a sewer line along 27th Street. About 2 miles of pipe will be installed, taking up to two years to complete. The construction in the area...

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Portland’s Stormwater Discount Program Reduces Utility Bill

Jun 01

Portland’s Stormwater Discount Program Reduces Utility Bill

Portland residents, did you know the city offers a Utility Discount Program? It’s part of the Clean River Rewards Program.  Customers who are able to manage only a portion of their stormwater runoff are encouraged to apply for the discount. Partial credit is available on a sliding scale for properties that manage any portion of stormwater on their site, including...

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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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