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Fees and charges for water services
City Council approves water rates for each fiscal year (July 1 to June 30). The rates and charges are published in the annual rate ordinance. Fees for Water Bureau development services work includes developer plan reviews, installing, activating and removing water services, installing fire hydrants, installing water mains, and system development charges (SDCs).
To stop all water charges, the water service (the water meter and service line to the water main in the street) must be permanently decommissioned. The base charge for removal of a 2” or smaller water service starts at $4,211. Contact Water Development Services at 503 823-7368 to determine the cost for a specific location.
Water meter size determines SDC costs. These resources will help you estimate your cost:
Overview of City of Portland SDCs
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