Possible Corvallis Utility Rate Increase

CORVALLIS, Ore. — Corvallis residents might see an increase in their utility bills come February.

The Corvallis Public Works Department says every year it looks to see if city utility rates need to change. That includes water and waste water usage, as well as a fixed storm water fee.

The department’s proposing a 2.8 percent increase on those rates. They say it’s costing them more to maintain their facilities.

“Just like any business – you take into account your costs. And we have a significant amount of infrastructure in the community that is important for us to maintain so that we can provide fresh water to every house and wastewater collection,” said Kris De Jong, Public Works Spokesperson.

You can add your opinion on possible rate hikes at this Wednesday’s meeting. It’s at 3:30 p.m. in the Madison Meeting Room next to Corvallis City Hall.

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