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Old 07-21-2013, 01:46 PM
 
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I'm looking for someone who will gie me their average monthly Electric bill cost for a house with central air/forced heat 2200 sq ft home in NE Portland...97218..for comparison...Please!
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Old 07-21-2013, 01:50 PM
 
Location: Lakewood OH
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I'm looking for someone who will gie me their average monthly Electric bill cost for a house with central air/forced heat 2200 sq ft home in NE Portland...97218..for comparison...Please!
Have you tried calling PGE? They might be able to help.
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Old 07-22-2013, 11:02 AM
 
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If the Flouridation measure passes, they will go even higher.

Typical Portland.
What is the Portland "flouridation measure"?
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Old 07-22-2013, 11:04 AM
 
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Oh that is sad. I would rather kick in the $35.00 to keep them than for the so-called "art tax" I don't intend to pay anyway.
What is the "art tax"?
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Old 07-22-2013, 11:06 AM
 
Location: the Beaver State
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Fluoride failed. The biggest problem was that the City Council OK'd it without any input. Portland, Ore., rejects adding fluoride to drinking water

Portland Art Tax: Arts Tax | The City of Portland, Oregon
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Old 07-22-2013, 11:14 AM
 
Location: Just outside of Portland
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I believe one of the main reasons the floride measure did not pass is because it would have raised our water bills yet again.
I've talked to a lot of people about it and there seems to be the recurring theme that the city government can't be trusted to keep water utility costs under control.
It has been a cash cow for Portland politicians for many years.

The failing of the flouride issue to pass was in part collateral damage because of the city resident's distrust of the water bureau's current managment.

There is now a move to transform the water bureau to a "Peoples Utility District" (PUD) instead of having it under the control of the mayor and city hall.

Think you pay too much for water? Kent Craford sure does - Portland Business Journal

It's about time!

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Old 07-22-2013, 12:12 PM
 
Location: SE Portland
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City of Portland and Beaverton both state to expect water rates to be $50/month per a person in a typical household.
Holy mackerel! Seriously?!? $250 a MONTH for a family of five? Well, looks like I'll have to be the water police in our house because that is not going to fly. That's practically a car payment.
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Old 07-22-2013, 12:23 PM
 
Location: Just outside of Portland
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My wife and I lived in Woodstock for many years and our water bill for two older people and two dogs was a little over 300 dollars every three months.

Out of that three month $300+ bill, only 50 dollars of it was for actual water usage.

The rest was for sewer and the fees that our past crooked city politicians tacked on to it for their pet projects.



Welcome to Portland.
It's a great place to live if you don't scratch beneath the surface too much.
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Old 07-22-2013, 12:26 PM
 
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Holy mackerel! Seriously?!? $250 a MONTH for a family of five? Well, looks like I'll have to be the water police in our house because that is not going to fly. That's practically a car payment.
That seems fairly excessive for a state that receives so much rainfall. Much, much more than other areas that would have good reason to raise rates.
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Old 07-22-2013, 12:27 PM
 
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Meanwhile, in West Linn: 2600 sq ft house, no lawn, 4 people, 5 pets, lots of laundry - about $80/month for water/sewer/parks.
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