The City of Salem announced that an overflow of raw sewage occurred into Waln Creek on July 22 at approximately 12:15 p.m. near Springwood Ave SE and Wipwood Dr SE. Approximately 50 gallons of raw sewage were spilled at the site. Salem Public Works Department crews were immediately dispatched to the site and stopped the overflow at approximately 1:05 p.m. City of Salem Environmental Services staff collected surface water samples from Waln Creek. Any bacteria that entered the site should be flushed out of the water body in the next few days.
The cause of the spill is currently under investigation.
If you see an overflowing manhole or wish to report a spill, please call the Public Works Department Dispatch Center at 503-588-6333.