1,000 gallons of sewage leaks into Willamette River

The sewage flowed into the river from a stormwater outfall pipe

Portland officially opens a unique bridge on Saturday, Sept. 12, 2015. (AP Photo/Timothy J. Gonzalez)
Portland officially opens a unique bridge on Saturday, Sept. 12, 2015. (AP Photo/Timothy J. Gonzalez)

PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — Around 1,000 gallons of sewage from a manhole in Southwest Portland leaked into the Willamette River over the weekend, officials confirmed.

The sewage flowed into the river from a stormwater outfall pipe about 3/4 a mile south of the Sellwood Bridge.

Due to increased bacteria levels in the Willamette River, people are urged to avoid contact with water in the area of Waverly Country Club until Monday afternoon.

Maintenance crews are currently investigating the cause of the sewage leak.

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