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Saturday, June 11, 2022. Sanitary Sewer Overflow at Willamette River

(June 11, 2022) – Oak Lodge Water Services staff responded to a sanitary sewer overflow (SSO) at Lift Station 2 at 1706 SE Oakshore Ln Milwaukie, OR 97267 on Friday, June 10 at 11:00 pm of approximately 8,000 gallons into the Willamette River in the vicinity of 1672 SE Oakshore Ln Milwaukie, OR 97267.

The SSO was contained by Saturday, June 11 at 5:00 am. The cause of the SSO was due to the unusually heavy rain the area experienced.

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

As a precaution, people are asked to avoid contact with the water for at least two days due to the possibility of bacterial contamination.

For more information, the public may contact Outreach and Communications Specialist Alexa Morris at or call (503) 353-4219.

Emergency Contact Information
The District operates 24 hours a day at (503) 654-7765. If you see water gushing up out of either the street, ground, or from a manhole, please call us. Use the same number if you notice sewer spills or if you see someone illegally dumping into a storm drain.

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