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Friday, January 7, 2022. Update - Heavy Rainfall Led to Sanitary Sewer Overflow into the Willamette River

*Update from January 6, 2022 Sanitary Sewer Overflow*

(January 7, 2022) – Heavy rainfall overwhelmed a pump station (1706 SE Oak Shore Ln.) on Thursday, January 6 at 8:30 am. This resulted in an ongoing intermittent release of sewage into the Willamette River. As of 6:30 am the overflow has stopped.

Staff placed signs to inform area residents about the spill in the vicinity of the incident. The Oregon Department of Environmental Quality has been notified.

As a precaution, the public is advised to avoid contact with the water for at least two days due to the possibility of bacterial contamination.

Questions? Contact Outreach and Communications Specialist Alexa Morris at or call (503) 353-4219.

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