City Proposes Wastewater Rate Hike

EUGENE, Ore. — Wastewater costs could be going up. Eugene city officials are proposing to raise rates for the next fiscal year. Billions of gallons of sewage are treated at the treatment plant on River Ave. and the bulk of the rate increase will go toward improvements to the facility. The commission oversees the plant … Continue reading »

Coburg Recall Efforts Fail

COBURG, Ore. — A recall effort that included Coburg Mayor Jae Pudewell and two city councilors did not earn voter approval. At least 65 percent of voters in all three races voted to keep the the current administration. This all centered on the city’s wastewater project. A resident accused the mayor and two councilors of … Continue reading »

Sewer Project Causes Road Closures

EUGENE, Ore. — Work is under way on a project to upgrade the wastewater system in west Eugene, so drivers should expect traffic delays. Barger Drive is closed between Terry Street to West Irwin Way. Crews are building a new 750-foot long sewer line there. The new line will provide an emergency bypass for wastewater … Continue reading »