Sewage release on Swan Island

The following was posted from the City of Portland:

September 29, 2014

City maintenance crews responded to a reported sewage leak on Sunday, September 28 near 6221 N Basin Avenue on Swan Island and found sewage overflowing through a vault cover in the street. Sewage from the vault was flowing across the pavement, and an unknown amount of sewage flowed into the Swan Island Basin of the Willamette River just north of the Swan Island Boat Ramp.

Maintenance crews closed a leaking valve and cleaned out the vault with a vactor truck to stop the leak at about 8:00 p.m. on Sunday, September 28. The public should avoid contact with water in the Swan Island Basin on Monday, September 29 and Tuesday, September 30 because of increased bacteria in the water.

For more information contact Linc Mann, 503-823-5328.