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Environmental Services

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Phone: 503-823-7740

Fax: 503-823-6995

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

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Fiscal Year 2017-2018 Sewer Rates

Portland residential sewer rates increased 2.95% on July 1, 2017. The average single family sewer and stormwater bill increased from $69.80 to $71.86. The increase in the average single-family monthly sewer bill is the lowest in the last ten years. The increase in the average single-family monthly sewer bill is expected to remain below 3% per year in the near-term.

  • Sewer Services - $42.30 of the average monthly bill pays for sewage treatment, maintenance, and debt service for the sewer system.
  • Stormwater Services - $28.61 of the average monthly bill pays for operation, maintenance and debt service of stormwater management facilities.
  • Portland Harbor - $0.95 helps fund the city's participation in the Portland Harbor Superfund program in the Willamette River.

Low Income Assistance Program

Qualifying low income customers will be able to receive a discount of $31.68 per month. $31.68 credit would reduce the average monthly bill from $71.86 to $40.18. Qualifying households must earn 60% or less of state median income. About 6,700 customers currently receive low income assistance.