Portland Water District Trustees Approve $47.5 Million Budget for 2020
Recently the Portland Water District’s Board of Trustees unanimously approved (10-0, Burns abstained), a combined $47.5 million water and wastewater operating budget which represents a 4.3% increase over 2019. Much of the increase is attributed to higher electricity costs, increases in materials and supplies, debt service, and the addition of four new positions.
Also a $28.1 million capital improvement plan was approved. The plan allocates $7.0 million to replace aging water mains and $17.2 million in wastewater collection and treatment facility projects.
The budget assumes a mid-year water rate increase of 3.5%, which is estimated to add an additional $0.72 to a typical monthly water bill. In coming months, the Board will consider a water rate increase.
The 2020 Comprehensive Budget and a summary budget brief can be found on our web site at www.pwd.org/publications
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