Estimated 1,000 gallons of sewage overflows into Willamette River

People are discouraged from swimming, coming in contact with the river.

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People are being discouraged from coming in contact with the Willamette River around Waverly Country Club after about 1,000 gallons of sewage overflowed from a manhole in Southwest Portland on Sunday.

The cause of the overflow has yet to be reported.

Maintenance crews estimate that about 1,000 gallons of sewage flowed into the river from a stormwater outfall pipe, according to a bureau press release. The outfall is on the river’s west bank about three-fourths of a mile south of the Sellwood Bridge.


The advisory to avoid the river will be in effect through Monday afternoon.


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