Utility Rate Adjustments

FlushingRate 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

Stormwater:  7%

Wastewater:  5%

Water:  6%


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 residential rates page or call 503-618-2373.


Typical bill for a home in Gresham  (each bill reflects two months of service)

2012 Rates 2014 Rates

Water base charge
Water use charge (based on 14 units)

(Read more about residential water utility rates.)





Wastewater base charge 

(Read more about residential wastewater utility rates.)

$52.60 $52.60

Stormwater base charge 

(Read more about residential stormwater utility rates.)

$19.68 $19.68

Public Safety Fee 

(Read more about the Public Safety Fee.)

Total Bill  $143.16  $158.16