The City of Salem announced that an overflow of raw sewage occurred on April 7 at approximately 2:10 PM, into Mill Creek near 215 25th St. NE. The overflow resulted from a sanitary sewer pipe plugged possibly with tree root and grease. Approximately 50 gallons of raw sewage was spilled at the site. Public Works Department crews were immediately dispatched to the site and stopped the overflow at approximately 2:35 PM. City of Salem Environmental Services staff took surface water samples. Any bacteria that entered the site should be flushed out of the water body in the next few days.
If you see an overflowing manhole or wish to report a spill, please call the Public Works Department Dispatch Center at 503-588-6311.