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Portland Sewers

OPB | Aug. 9, 2007 1:30 p.m.

The sewers of Portland are designed to transfer both household wastewater and rainwater to a treatment system. But when the rainfall is too heavy, the pipes can’t handle the flow, and rainwater and untreated sewage are dumped directly into the Willamette River.

First Broadcast: 2003
Producer: Jim Newman

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