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Water Rate Adjustment

Water rate adjustment notice, page 1 Supporting Materials  
2024 Comprehensive Financial Budget Proposed Schedule of Rates  
Presentation Public Hearing Recording  

The Portland Water District is proposing a rate adjustment averaging 6.4 percent, effective January 1, 2024. The impact on a typical residential customer will be $1.52 per month. The impact to each customer class is shown in a table in the notice. This increase does not affect wastewater rates which are determined by city and town governments.

More Information
Customers will have an opportunity to learn more and ask questions at a public hearing to be held on November 13, 2023, at 6:30 p.m. in the Jeff P. Nixon Development Center located at 225 Douglass Street in Portland. Customers have the right to request additional information relating to rates. Materials supporting the rate increase are available online and can be mailed on request. Written comments can be submitted here by November 9, and they will be presented to the Trustees at the public hearing. 

Ongoing Needs
The Portland Water District provides high-quality water to over 54,000 customers. This requires continual investments in infrastructure and advances in services. In 2024 we will invest $9.4 million in water main and facility upgrades and continue enhancements to our information and customer relations systems.