Willamette River Sewer System Improvements

Feb 16

Willamette River Sewer System Improvements

Portland residents, the project that has been ongoing to increase capacity of the Southwest Parallel Interceptor sewer system is in the final stages and nearing completion. This month, the city has already installed 1,000 feet of 24-inch concrete pipe and six manholes along SW Taylors Ferry Road, and 800 feet of 48-inch concrete pipe and three manholes along SW...

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Rockwood Offers Grants for Water Awareness

Jan 19

Rockwood Offers Grants for Water Awareness

Rockwood Water District in Portland offers up to $250 per year to schools in the service area to help fund water-related education. The purpose of the program is to supplement academic instruction by providing financial support for teachers to implement creative classroom projects that will foster greater student awareness of water and its importance. Projects or...

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Portland’s Rebate Program for Tree Planting

Dec 23

Portland’s Rebate Program for Tree Planting

Portland has a keen eye for programs that perpetuate a healthy, sustainable environment. Currently the city is participating in a ‘Treebate’ program. Residents will be eligible for a credit to their city water and sewer bill if a tree is planted on residential property before April 30th. The credit will consist of half the purchase price per tree up to...

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Portland’s Eco-Friendly Leaf Removal Program

Nov 25

Portland’s Eco-Friendly Leaf Removal Program

Portland’s Eco-Friendly Leaf Removal Program:  Portland’s urban forest is one of the smartest investments, paying economic, social and environmental dividends, benefiting its residents. Additionally, creating cleaner air and water, to lower cooling costs and increased property values. Of course, with trees come leaves – and when they fall in an urban...

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Heavy Rain Causes Flood Delays in Portland

Nov 05

Heavy Rain Causes Flood Delays in Portland

Recently, heavy rains caused numerous reports of flooded intersections and stalled cars on area roads and flooded basements and storm drains. Portland emergency crews scrambled to respond to the high water concerns and cautioned drivers not to attempt to drive through intersections with standing water. Flood advisories were issued for much of western Oregon by the...

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Portland Area Sewer System Makes the Grade

Oct 20

Portland Area Sewer System Makes the Grade

The Roseburg Urban Sanitary Authority came into being in 1983 when three separate sanitary districts were combined to serve the city of about 30,000 people. Authority employees maintain the collections system while a separate entity, runs the authority’s treatment plant. RUSA is funded strictly by collections fees. While the agency is just over 30 years old, its...

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