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Portland Water Bureau

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GENERAL INFORMATION: 503-823-7404

1120 SW Fifth Ave, Suite 600, Portland, OR 97204

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Base Charge

The base charge covers the cost of reading and inspecting meters, servicing customer accounts, and billing. It is based on a cost per day, reflecting the number of days in the service period.

Total base charge:

Fiscal Year 2014-2015
July 1, 2014 through
June 30, 2015

Fiscal Year 2013-2014
July 1, 2013 through
June 30, 2014

 Monthly billing

     $1.113 per day

     $1.0403 per day

 Bi-Monthly billing

     $0.5567 per day

     $0.5202 per day

 Quarterly billing

     $0.3711 per day

     $0.3468 per day

Total base charges per billing cycle:

 Monthly account - 30 days

     $33.40

     $31.21

 Bi-Monthly account - 60 days

     $33.40

     $31.21

 Quarterly account - 90 days

     $33.40

     $31.21

Fire protection services, combination domestic and fire protection services, and services equipped with backflow or check metering devices located in City-owned vaults are billed a daily charge based on meter size as follows: 

     5/8" and 3/4"        $1.2532/day      $1.1711/day
     1"        $1.3734/day      $1.2835/day
     1 1/4" and 1 1/2"        $1.6740/day      $1.5644/day
     2"        $2.3319/day      $2.1792/day
     3" and greater        $3.1744/day      $2.9665/day