Amid ongoing pandemic, Portlanders will pay more for water and sewage
Feb 18, 2021
Portlanders are likely to see their water and sewage costs rise by nearly 5% this year, even as the coronavirus pandemic continues to squeeze families financially, according to plans released by city officials.
The combined monthly bill for both in a typical city household would increase to about $129 starting in July, up from about $123 the previous fiscal year, budget documents reviewed by The Oregonian/OregonLive show.
The proposed annual hike — just shy of $72 — comes as many Portlanders struggle to pay for basic utilities, Commissioner Mingus Mapps said.