Portland Water District Trustees Approve $42 Million Budget for 2017


Recently the Portland Water District’s Board of Trustees unanimously approved a combined $42 million water and wastewater operating budget which represents a 3.8% increase over 2016.  Much of the increase is related to infrastructure maintenance and improvements, including water main replacement, and wastewater treatment plant upgrades.

In addition to the operating budget, a $18.7 million capital improvement plan was approved.  The plan allocates $10.8 million in water distribution system upgrades and $6.7 million in wastewater collection system and treatment facility projects.

The budget assumes a mid-year water rate increase of 1.67%, which is estimated to add an additional $0.32 to a typical monthly water bill. In coming months, the Board will consider a water rate increase.  This does not affect wastewater rates, which are determined by local municipalities.                                                            

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