Water Environment Services responds to sewage overflow into the Clackamas River

From: Edward Nieto, Clackamas County Water Environment Services, 503-742-4561

Media and Interested Parties

Clackamas County Water Environment Services (WES) personnel responded to an overflow at a pump station in Gladstone on Monday, Jan. 29 at 7:24 p.m. that resulted in the release of approximately 80,000 gallons of raw sewage into the Clackamas River in the vicinity of 400 W. Clackamas Blvd.

The overflow was contained by 8:15 p.m. The cause of the overflow was an equipment malfunction, which has been repaired by WES staff.

WES crew members 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, members of the media and public may contact Community Relations Specialist Edward Nieto at enieto@clackamas.us or 503-742-4561 (office) or 971-284-7094 (mobile).