Portland’s Sewer Mend and Overflow Advisory for May

May 16

Portland’s Sewer Mend and Overflow Advisory for May

The city of Portland has experienced a rainy month which led to a sewer overflow to discharge into the Willamette River. The River is an attraction for both residents and visitors alike, notwithstanding its most recent incidences of sewer efflux, causing increased bacteria and complications to the River.  A combined sewer overflow is approximately 80 percent storm...

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Portland’s Conservation Efforts Lead to Ultra-Modern Beer

Sep 14

Portland’s Conservation Efforts Lead to Ultra-Modern Beer

Portland is known for crafting beer, with nearly half of the beer sold coming from craft breweries. With the progression of time, the ‘norm’ sometimes evolves creatively. Not surprisingly, the way beer is made is also changing with advanced technology and a creative effort. Oregon’s craft brewers are pioneering more sustainable practices for brewing beer. Using...

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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’s Sewer Service and Ratemaking Process

Dec 09

Portland’s Sewer Service and Ratemaking Process

The City of Portland calculates residential single family or multi-family sewer volume using actual water consumption, class average or winter average. Most water used indoors during this time of year enters the sewer system. Since much of the water used in warmer months waters lawns and gardens and doesn’t enter the sewer system, the city uses the winter average...

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