Management of Portland's Combined Sewer System

by Claudia L. Zahorcak, Brown and Caldwell Consultants, Portland, United States,
Lester E. Lee, Brown and Caldwell Consultants, Portland, United States,
Gordon A. Nicholson, Brown and Caldwell Consultants, Portland, United States,



Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Water Resources Planning and Management: Saving a Threatened Resource—In Search of Solutions

Abstract:

The City of Portland, Oregon, has embarked upon a two-year program to develop a long-term management program for its combined sewer system. A team of consultants is assisting the City in developing technical tools for determining the volume and quality of combined sewer overflows (CSOs) and their impact on the receiving waters, principally the Willamette River. These tools will then be used to develop realistic alternative programs for reducing the overflows.



Subject Headings: Municipal water | Water quality | Municipal wastes | Consulting services | Rivers and streams | Urban areas | Sewers | Overflow | Oregon

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