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News Release
Sewage Advisory: Crews respond and stop overflow to church parking lot on SW 18th and Jefferson (Photo) - 01/24/23

City crews last night responded to an overflow of water and sewage that was contained within the parking lot of a church at SW Jefferson and 18th Avenue. 

Warning signs placed in the parking lot at the site of the spill. 

Crews responded around 10 p.m. and stopped the flow around 2 a.m. Clean up continues.

Warning signs have been posted in and around the parking lot advising passersby to avoid the area of the spill. The signs will be removed when clean up is complete. 

The release is estimated at 40,000 gallons. City crews had been repairing a sunken area of roadway. A water main at the site ruptured and the flow backed up into a sewer line, sending the mixture to the parking lot.  

About Environmental Services: The City of Portland Bureau of Environmental Services - your sewer and stormwater utility - provides Portland 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. 

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