Portland’s Stormwater Discount Program Reduces Utility Bill

Jun 01

Portland’s Stormwater Discount Program Reduces Utility Bill

Portland residents, did you know the city offers a Utility Discount Program? It’s part of the Clean River Rewards Program.  Customers who are able to manage only a portion of their stormwater runoff are encouraged to apply for the discount. Partial credit is available on a sliding scale for properties that manage any portion of stormwater on their site, including...

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Portland Advises on Terwilliger Closure for Sewer

Apr 29

Portland Advises on Terwilliger Closure for Sewer

Portland is preparing for a major sewer rehabilitation which will likely close a segment of Terwilliger Boulevard, just north of Lake Oswego, for up to a year. There will be alternate routes available beginning in the fall. The project will install an 8-inch-wide, 7,000-footlong sewer pipe underneath Terwilliger Boulevard, stretching from a pumping station near...

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Portland’s Handiwork to Rectify Sewer Burden

Apr 14

Portland’s Handiwork to Rectify Sewer Burden

The City of Portland recently began a pipeline rehabilitation project and will dedicate at least another week toward the completion of the project. The Hawthorne-Salmon Area Green Street and Sewer Project will include the installation of 23 green street planters, planting 100 street trees, and repairing or replacing over 10,000 feet of public sewer pipe. The Tabor to...

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Portland Homeowners and the Lateral Line Connection

Mar 14

Portland Homeowners and the Lateral Line Connection

Homes in Portland that are serviced by the municipal sewer systems are connected to the City’s main lines via sewer pipe lateral.  In most cases each house has its own lateral line that connects directly to the nearest main line, without going through a neighbor’s property.  But in some cases, older houses are connected using alternative configurations that...

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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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