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Water Bureau Kicks Off FY 2017-18 Budget

The bureau submitted its Fall Budget Monitoring Progress Report to City Budget Office on Sept. 12 and is beginning its FY 2017-18 budget development.   

For the upcoming fiscal year, the Water Bureau will propose a budget that:

  • Complies with state and federal regulations relating to clean water,
  • Addresses the infrastructure and service needs of the city’s aging and complex water system, and is
  • Understanding of the economic issues facing both residential and business customers throughout the Portland metropolitan area.

Portland Utility Board

For the next fiscal year’s budget process, the Portland Utility Board (PUB) will again serve 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 will advise the City Council.

Stay Up to Date

To stay updated about the Water Bureau’s budget progress, visit For more information on the PUB, including resources and meeting agendas and minutes, visit


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