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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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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Albany’s Sewer Lateral Replacement Program

Sep 14

Albany’s Sewer Lateral Replacement Program

The City of Albany has begun an innovative service for residents to maintain their sewer lateral and ensure its proper functioning. The Public Works Deptartment is accepting applications from homeowners who qualify for this program. The steps to be followed procedurally are: first, submitting an application to be reviewed by the engineering dept. A contractor will...

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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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