Water Rate Increase Hearing is June 18, 2019
The city will consider a rate increase for all water customers at its June 18, 2019 City Council meeting. If approved, the rate increase will be effective July 1, 2019.
For the average single-family customer, the increase is $1 per month for their base charge. (Customers with larger meter sizes will realize proportional increases.) In addition, the usage charge will increase by up to 40 cents for each unit of measured water consumption, which will result in up to $3.20 per month in additional charges for the average single-family customer. The proposed water rate increases are in addition to already approved sewer and stormwater rate increases.
The increases are required to continue replacement of existing, aging infrastructure. In addition, the increases are for new projects that increase resiliency of the system and support the development of new water sources for our customers. These projects include a new water reservoir, pump station and water meter technology, as well as investment in the Willamette Water Supply Program.
City customers continue to realize some of the lowest water rates in the region. Even with the proposed increase, Beaverton water customers will pay less than many of the customers of surrounding water utilities.
Providing safe and reliable drinking water
Beaverton is committed to providing safe, quality and reliable water to our customers. Your water travels about 20 miles by pipeline to the city’s storage reservoirs and then through a vast underground network of pipes to our homes, businesses, schools, parks and other community assets. Our water distribution system never stops, ensuring that you receive quality drinking water when and where you need it.
The city currently provides water to approximately 73% of Beaverton residents. Remaining residents are supplied water by Tualatin Valley Water District (TVWD) Opens a New Window. , Raleigh Water District Opens a New Window. , or the West Slope Water District Opens a New Window. .
Transition of Tualatin Valley Water District Customers
Water service is transferring for approximately 4,100 Tualatin Valley Water District customers to the City of Beaverton. Read more about the transition.
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From Source to Tap, Where Our Water Comes From
In Beaverton, our primary source of drinking water is surface water from the upper Tualatin River that is provided via the Joint Water Commission (JWC) water treatment plant.
2019 Water Quality Report
Each year, we collect and analyze thousands of water samples to ensure the city’s drinking water makes the grade. We’re proud that Beaverton’s water meets or exceeds all State of Oregon and federal Safe Drinking Water Act standards.
The Water Quality Report is also known as the Consumer Confidence Report (CCR), and the two terms, CCR and Drinking Water Quality Report are used interchangeably to identify the same document.