Sanitary Sewage Release Advisory (this is NOT a Combined Sewer Overflow [CSO] Advisory)
(June 17, 2019) - Sewage was released from a City manhole to the ground SE Long Street near SE 128th Avenue.
The volume of the release is estimated at nearly 900 gallons. The release began around 11:15 a.m. and was stopped at 12:30 p.m. by City crews. City workers are conducting cleanup and posted advisory signs in the area. The cause of the release is under investigation.
The public should obey the warning signs posted in the area to avoid exposure to bacteria from untreated sewage.
This sewage release is not related to the City of Portland's combined sewer overflow control system, which prevents overflows of stormwater and sewage to the Willamette River and Columbia Slough during rainy periods.
The Bureau of Environmental Services provides city residents with programs to protect water quality and public health, including wastewater collection and treatment, sewer construction and maintenance, stormwater management, and stream and watershed restoration. https://www.portlandoregon.gov/bes and @BESPortland.