Utility Rate Adjustments
Rate Adjustments Support Quality Services
The most recent utility rate adjustment was Jan. 1, 2012 and resulted in an increase to typical residential utility bills of approximately $7.74 every two months. In 2010 Council passed two-year utility rate schedules, with the first increase effective Jan. 2011.
|Last Utility Rate Adjustment – Jan. 1, 2012
Utility rates fund the cost of operating and maintaining today's critical water, stormwater and wastewater systems and the future replacement of those systems, and are the primary revenue source for providing these utility services. Adjustments to these stormwater, wastewater and water utility rates are guided by annual utility finance plans.
The goal is to find a balance that leads to long-term sustainability of quality services as well as affordability for our customers, both now and into the future.
For additional information about utility rates, visit the Utilities web page or call 503-618-2373.
Note: The Public Safety Fee is not a utility service and will expire on June 17, 2014.