Yesterday, Nick was honored to present the proposed rate increases for Portland’s Public Utilities – the Portland Water Bureau and Bureau of Environmental Services.
For the 3rd year in a row, Nick directed our two utilities to keep the combined rate increase under 5%, and once again they delivered. This year, they have proposed a combined rate increase of just under 4.5%, or roughly $4 per month for the typical customer.
We remain committed to providing good value to Portland’s ratepayers, and to investing in basic services like replacing old pipes and preparing for the Big One.
For more information on our utility rate increases, visit the sites below:
Why Portland utility bills will rise a bit (OPINION)
The Oregonian Editorial Board
Portland utility bills set for 4.5 percent rate hike
Katherine Kisiel from KATU 2 News
A $100 monthly utility bill in Portland? Yes
Brad Schmidt in The Oregonian