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Environmental Services

working for clean rivers

Phone: 503-823-7740

Fax: 503-823-6995

1120 SW 5th Avenue, Room 1000, Portland, OR 97204

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Fiscal Year 2015-2016 Sewer Rates

Portland residential sewer rates increased 3.6% effective July 1, 2015. The average single family bill increased from $65.25 to $67.60:

  • Sewer Services - $40.44 of the average monthly bill pays for sewage treatment, maintenance, and debt service for the sewer system.
  • Stormwater Services - $26.57 of the average monthly bill pays for operation, maintenance and debt service of stormwater management facilities.
  • Portland Harbor - $0.59 helps fund the city's participation in the ongoing federal Superfund investigation in the Willamette River.

Low Income Assistance Program

Just over $1 per month on an average bill goes to support low-income assistance.

  • Qualifying low income customers can receive a discount of $29.95 per month.
  • $29.95 credit would reduce the average monthly bill from $67.60 to $37.65.
  • Qualifying households must earn 60% or less of state median income.
  • About 8,900 currently receive low income assistance.