Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Oregonian Blasts Portland's High Water rates. Guess where LO is On Water Rates?

To All COLA LO Members,

This past week the Oregonian came out blasting Portland for its high water rates and massive projects over the past decade.    Claiming Portland is one of the most expensive cities in the Nation for water and sewer rates.  

The article is unique and can be found at:  Portland's High Water & Sewer Rates.

Unfortunately for us many don't know that Lake Oswego is currently the second highest city in the area in terms of water and sewer rates.    That makes Lake Oswego one of the most expensive small towns in the nation for water!  Incredible!

The council voted recently to increase water rates another 12.5% effective July and the current plan is for another 12.5% next year and 5% for the following years.    At those rates LO may be the most expensive small city in the nation for water and sewer.  

Its time our new council begin to address this issue in earnest.    Can we really afford to be #2 right behind Portland in a state where it rains seven months out of the year?  

Please notify all members, contacts, and friends.  

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