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Sewage released in SW Portland may have reached Willamette River

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PORTLAND, OR (KPTV) -

A faulty sewer pipe released an estimated 600 gallons of sewage Friday night near the intersection of Southwest Carey Lane and Southwest Riverside Drive, according to the Bureau of Environmental Services.

Sewage flowed onto a grassy area, and some of it reached a catch basin that drains to the Willamette River.

It is likely that some sewage drained into the Willamette River through a stormwater outfall pipe on the west bank of the river a little over one mile south of the Sellwood bridge.

Maintenance crews were able to stop the release at about 7 p.m. Friday.

As a precaution, people should avoid contact with the river in that area through Sunday afternoon due to the possibility of increased bacteria in the water.

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Sewage released in SW Portland may have reached Willamette River

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