Water Rate Adjustment

Water rate adjustment notice, page 1, page 2 Supporting Materials  
10/13 Public Hearing On Demand Video Presentation  

When the pandemic struck in March, the Portland Water District continued to maintain essential services and took steps to alleviate additional financial burdens on our customers. The planned water rate adjustment set for May 1, 2020, and disconnections were postponed and late fees were waived.

The last water rate adjustment was seventeen months ago and a small rate increase is needed now to continue with necessary operations and improvements to ensure continued high quality water and services for our customers.  

When the pandemic hit, we immediately focused on reducing spending as well as postponed services.  Meeting our budget needs has involved reducing costs, postponing services, using emergency reserved funds, and a small rate increase.

The Portland Water District is proposing a 3.4 percent increase in revenue, effective December 1, 2020. The impact to the typical customer will be $0.71 a month.  This increase does not affect wastewater fees which are determined by city and town governments.

We are holding a public hearing on October 13 at 6:30 p.m. where customers can ask questions and learn more. You can also find information on our web site at www.pwd.org or I can have a packet mailed to you.

To participate in the public hearing from home

please call 1-408-418-9388

access code 132 414 2487

meeting password 59863829