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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

Fiscal Year 2014-2015 Sewer Rates

Portland Sewer Rates Fiscal Year 2014-2015

Portland sewer rates increased on July 1, 2014, the start of the city's 2014-2015 fiscal year.

  • The average monthly sewer bill for single family residential sewer customers increased 4.0%.
  • The 4.0% rate increase makes Portland's average monthly residential bill for sewer and stormwater services an estimated $65.25.

Environmental Services collects sewer fees to pay for:

  • Sewer Services - 60.0%, or $39.11, of the average monthly bill pays for sewage treatment, maintenance, and debt service for the sewer system.
  • Stormwater Services - 39.4%, or $25.73, of the average monthly bill pays for operation, maintenance and debt service of stormwater management facilities.
  • Portland Harbor - 0.6%, or $0.41, helps fund the city's participation in the ongoing federal Superfund investigation in the Willamette River.
  • Debt Service for sewer and stormwater infrastructure accounts for about 49.9% or $32.54 of the average monthly bill.