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A new Oregon City fee is a hidden tax on clean water
UPDATE July 8, 2015
On Monday, July 6, a Circuit Court Judge rejected legal claims filed by the Tri-City Service District challenging the legality of a fee imposed by Oregon City on businesses or utilities operating within city-owned rights-of-way. The fee imposed in October 2013 sought to assess the district nearly $200,000 last year, with the amount increasing annually. The district challenged the fee as excessive, believing that it presents an unnecessary expense for ratepayers.
No decision has been made on whether to appeal the ruling. The district and its municipal partners are considering all legal options and the implications of the ruling on district customers.
Oregon City's fee is raising sewer rates in the Tri-City Service District. Find out if Oregon City's fee is hidden in your utility bill.
Wipes can ‘wipe out’ costly sewer systems - Wet wipes, baby wipes, cleansing wipes, disinfecting wipes, surface wipes, hand wipes, antibacterial wipes, bathroom wipes or disposable moist towelettes. Whatever you call them, no matter what the packaging says, DO NOT FLUSH! The packaging might say they’re flushable, but wipes, no matter the cleaning purpose, are causing expensive problems for sewer operators all over the world and should be disposed of in a waste receptacle and sent to a landfill to decompose. To find out what happens after you flush, please watch the video Down the Drain.
The Tri-City Water Pollution Control Plant has a 20,000 sq ft green roof providing habitat for hidden ecosystem - The Dry Season Green Roof Biodiversity Study by Dimitri Meierhofer, a Swiss scientist from UG Lab and the Green Roof Competence Centre of the Zurich University of Applied Sciences (ZHAW), is studying invertebrates that live within rooftop ecosystems in Oregon, California and Mexico. Click here for more information on the study
Innovative Approach - An industry publication features our Tri-City plant as a "model of sustainability" in a recent article. The Tri-City plant uses innovative Membrane Bioreactor treatment technology to save space, reduce odor, and generate much cleaner treated water than conventional approaches. Click here to read the article.
Blue Heron West acquisition to benefit The Tri-City Service District and Clackamas County Service District No. 1 (“the Districts”) - The Districts entered into a co-investment strategy to acquire Blue Heron West’s environmental assets and associated Clean Water Act permit to meet current and future regulations. The City of West Linn and the Districts are coordinating planning activities for the future use of the remainder of the 39-acre site. Mutual Investment Agreement between CCSD#1 and Tri-City Service District
We're Planning for the Future WES is working on reliable and efficient solutions to meet the growing needs of the communities we serve, while maintaining competitive rates into the future.
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Tri-City Water Pollution Control Plant expansion wins local and national awards The Tri-City Water Pollution Control Plant expansion received local and national attention making it one of the County’s most successful and highly regarded Capital Improvement Projects. Click here for more information