The Portland Water Bureau (PWB) is rapidly pushing forward with a water filtration facility that will add chemicals, most likely cost over a Billion dollars, and dramatically increase rates. A better solution is readily available.
• A Huge Increase in Rates
The average household increase will be over $429 per year - at a minimum - and that's if they stay on budget. (Read More...)
• Filtration - the Most Expensive Option at over $1.2 Billion!
Of all the EPA approved methods, PWB has chosen the most expensive option. (Read More...)
• Dwindling Customer Base Means More $$$ per Customer
An exodus of wholesale clients. (Read More...)
• Filtration Adds More Chemicals to Drinking Water
Questions on the safety of additional chemicals in our drinking water. (Read More...)
• Chemical Handling and Risk Assessment
Thousands of tons of chemicals traveling roadways and handling onsite offers additional risks.
• Adds Waste to Landfills
Typical filtration plants of this size generate 3,600+ cubic yards of additional waste which will be headed to landfills during annual operations.
There ARE better options to providing a filtration system:
UV or UV/OZONE Combination
A safer, more cost effective option. (Read More...)