PORTLAND, OR (KPTV) – Wastewater from a private system overflowed into a tributary of Fanno Creek on Monday, according to the Portland Environmental Services Bureau.
At around 4:30 p.m., city crews responded to a sewage discharge in the 7900 block of Southwest 40th Avenue. BES said the release was halted within an hour.
According to BES, about 25 gallons of sewage overflowed from a maintenance access hole on the property’s parking lot, through a private storm system and to a small stream that runs through a steep, wooded edge of the park. Gabriel and Fanno stream.
BES said it was the second release at the SW 40th Avenue location this year. The cause is not known at the moment.
Warning signs have been posted in the parking lot.
Due to the possibility of high levels of bacteria in the water, the BES is asking the public to avoid contact with the creek around and downstream of Southwest Multnomah Boulevard and Southwest 45th Avenue.
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