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The City of Portland, Oregon

Portland Water Bureau

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Budget Approved

The City Council has adopted the budget for Fiscal Year (FY) 2017-18. The budget will run July 1, 2017 to June 30, 2018.

  • Access the City's adopted budget
  • View Portland Water Bureau's budget

The budget supports the following Portland Water Bureau requests: 

Rate Adjustment
  • The typical residential single-family will experience a 4.45 percent or $4.42 increase per month on their utility bill. Approximately 33 percent of the monthly bill charges will be dedicated to water services while 67 percent devoted to sewer and stormwater services.
One-Time General Fund
  • Tabor Preservation Project: One-time General Fund resources to begin funding for maintaining, repairing, and preserving the Mt. Tabor reservoirs.
  • Solar Installation: A one-time General Fund resource to support solar installation at the Groundwater Pump Station.
Ongoing Rate-Funded 
  • Community Information and Outreach: Added two positions to the bureau’s communications team.
  • Infrastructure Maintenance: Added 3.5 positions to support the maintenance, improvements, and protection of water system infrastructure.
  • Information Processing: Added two positions to address workload in the bureau’s Development Services office.
One-Time Rate-Funded 
  • Regulatory Monitoring: Added two positions and operating supplies to develop an in-house Cryptosporidium testing lab. One-time funding is needed for the transition year to bring contracted lab testing in house.

For the FY 2017-18 budget, the Portland Utility Board (PUB) served as the Budget Advisory Committee (BAC) for the Portland Water Bureau and the Bureau of Environmental Services. The PUB is a nine-member citizen oversight body that meets all year to oversee the bureau’s development of financial plans, capital improvement plans, the annual budget, and rate setting for the City's sewer, stormwater, and water services. The PUB advises the City Council.

Budget Documents