Construction of the Eliot Sewer and Stormwater Project begins this fall and will take about a year to complete. City of Portland Environmental Services will be replacing or repairing approximately 10,000 feet of public sewer pipes in the southern part of the Eliot Neighborhood. These pipes are deteriorating due to age or are undersized for the sewer and stormwater flows in this area. The oldest pipe being replaced is 115 years old. These improvements will help protect public health, property and our environment by reducing the possibility of sewage releases into streets, homes and businesses.
The project also includes constructing green street planters in the right-of-way on public streets in key locations. These green street planters will divert 1.9 million gallons of stormwater annually from the sewer system, which helps prevent overflows into the river during periods of heavy rains.
For more information or to sign up for the project’s email update list, visit http://www.portlandoregon.gov/bes/Eliot. You may also contact Matt Gough, Community Outreach for City of Portland Environmental Services at Matthew.Gough@portlandoregon.gov or (503) 823-5352. Type “Eliot” in the subject line.
Matt Gough attended the Eliot Neighborhood Association Meeting on October 16th 6:30 p.m. at 120 NE Knott to give an update on the project.
By Kristen Kibler