City of Salem – For Immediate Release – The City of Salem announced that an overflow of raw sewage occurred into Waln Creek on June 19, 2021 near 5500 Commercial Street SE and Fabry Rd. SE at approximately 1:10 p.m. Approximately 825 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 3:42 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.