Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Sewage spills into Cedar Mill Creek

The Beaverton Valley Times, Jul 28, 2011

Public asked to avoid contact with water in creek and pond

A blocked sewer line caused a sewage spill Thursday into a pond that flows into Cedar Mill Creek in Portland’s West Hills.

Region's water supplies not prone to tainting like Portland's was by one man's action

— Accidents can happen, as the people of Portland, Ore., know all too well.
But overall, Southwest Florida utilities officials are confident in the security of the local drinking water supply.
...In Portland, officials decided to drain a 7.5 million gallon open-air reservoir after a man urinated in the reservoir. Others thought this was unnecessary, considering ducks regularly defecated in the treated water reservoir, which goes directly to residents’ faucets.

Wilsonville caps sewage treatment plant debt at $42 million

Published: Tuesday, July 19, 2011, 3:40 PM
WILSONVILLE -- City Councilors approved a $42 million debt ceiling Monday night to pay for improvements to Wilsonville’s sewage treatment plant.

City Financial Director Gary Wallis now expects sewer rates will increase by 40 percent,
about $15 for the average home. The hikes will be phased in over three years.