Colorado Sewer Lift Station

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A Wastewater Collection System Infrastructure Project




Project At-a-Glance


Project Overview 

Bend’s sewer collection system is near capacity. In some areas, existing sewer pipes routinely approach overflow levels. In parts of the city it is difficult for Bend to add any major new employer or residential development.

The Colorado Lift Station (a lift station is a large pump station) project upgrades and replaces the undersized and deficient Shevlin station in McKay Park. The improved station will relieve critical sewer capacity issues on Bend’s westside. It is sized to provide capacity for businesses and residents inside the current UGB.

Project benefits include:

  • Added environmental protections
  • Improved odor control
  • Designed to complement the residential neighborhood setting
  • More efficient operating equipment
  • Improved sewer collection system reliability
  • Design and construction for the station and pipes is closely coordinated with Bend Park and Recreation District’s McKay Park improvements. 

Colorado Lift Station
The Colorado station will be located at the current site of the Shevlin station at the northwest corner of McKay Park.

Pressure Lines
The two pressure lines will be buried below ground under existing roadways. The lines will cross the Deschutes River on the Colorado Bridge. The alignment runs under Colorado Avenue then Arizona Avenue to Scott Street, where the lines connect with an existing line.

Gravity Sewer Line
The pipeline will connect to an existing pipeline on NW Columbia St and SW Commerce Ave. It will then travel under the roadway along SW Commerce Ave to SW Allen Rd to SW Shevlin Hixon Dr, then connect to the station in McKay Park. 
Colorado Lift Station Project Schedule

  December 2016    Lift Station is Operational   
        October 2015 - December 2016     Lift Station Construction  
  October 2015 - April 2016    Pressure Lines Construction   
    May 2016 - September 2016     - Related Street Improvements  
  April 2016 - October 2016    Gravity Sewer Construction  
    August 2016 - November 2016    - Related Street Improvements 

Contact the Project Manager

George Franklet, P.E., Project Engineer / (541) 330-4000


Several Bend Parks Projects in Area

Bend Metro Park & Recreation District (BMPRD) has several projects ongoing in this area that the City will continue to coordinate with throughout design & construction. Use the links below to visit the BMPRD project websites:



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