Three major upgrades are needed for Bend's sewer system, and they need to happen soon. That's according to results from two private engineering firms hired to provide modeling solutions.
Bend's Sewer Infrastructure Advisory Group was presented the results Thursday. The upgrades include a large gravity pipeline, a sewage pumping facility, and several pipe capacity upgrades in the northern part of the city. Assistant City Manager Jon Skidmore says in some areas, existing sewer pipes routinely approach overflow levels.