Statements about Water
Says "we are going to sell this house and use the proceeds to stabilize rates."
Says the reasoning behind Portland's high water and sewer rates is "all kinds of ’pet projects’ unrelated to the core function of the water and sewer bureaus"
Says "If you compare the Portland Metro area to the CDC’s statewide cavity rates ... the Portland Metro area would actually rank as having the 15th lowest cavity rate in the U.S."
Says the mayor’s job "is to make sure that if somebody is trying to build a set of water treatment plants to cure us from cryptosporidium we don’t have, we don't say yes even if CH2M Hill wants us to."
Says we could have saved ourselves the cost of building the Powell Butte water reservoir.
Says she is "saving ratepayers $6 million/year."
Says "Many people I’ve talked to are angry that because of City Hall inaction we may have to spend a needless $500 million to cover and treat our pure drinking water."
Says that "In 2009, I saved ratepayers around $500 million by persuading the Council to pursue a less expensive compliance mechanism if the City is required to treat Bull Run drinking water."
The Medford Water Commission was fined $279,000 for dumping plain drinking water into a stream.
Increasing the bottle deposit to 10 cents on a case of water bottles could literally double the price of that product in the store.
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