Water Bureau Chief Explains Rate Discrepancy

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Portland blogger Jack Bogdanski unearthed a tantalizing piece of information last week—an obscure firm named Carollo Engineers is the Portland Water Bureau's second largest customer by volume but pays a only a small fraction per gallon of the rate other large users pay.  Here's the meat of Bogdanski's inquiry: Carollo is getting a darn good price. It's no. 2 in usage, but it's no. 17 in what ...   More
 
Thursday, September 15, 2011 by Nigel Jaquiss

Portland Water Bureau Moves Beyond Loos to Building Houses, Too


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Next month, the Portland Water Bureau unveils its prototype for a "water house," an eco-friendly home more than one year in the making. Located in the Russell neighborhood in Northeast Portland, the new home "showcases water-efficient practices through innovative local green building partnerships," according to a press release from the Water Bureau that announces a Jan. 19 open house at the ...   More
 
Tuesday, December 21, 2010 BETH SLOVIC

Portland Water Bureau Moves Beyond Loos to Building Houses, Too


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 Next month, the Portland Water Bureau unveils its prototype for a “water house,” an eco-friendly home more than one year in the making.Located in the Russell neighborhood in Northeast Portland, the new home “showcases water-efficient practices through innovative local green building partnerships,” according to a press release from the Water Bureau that ...   More
 
Tuesday, December 21, 2010 by

Portland Water Bureau Moves Beyond Loos to Building Houses, Too


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 Next month, the Portland Water Bureau unveils its prototype for a “water house,” an eco-friendly home more than one year in the making.Located in the Russell neighborhood in Northeast Portland, the new home “showcases water-efficient practices through innovative local green building partnerships,” according to a press release from the Water Bureau that ...   More
 
Tuesday, December 21, 2010 by

Guns & Hoses: Leonard Explores Arming Water Guards Without State Certification


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Commissioner Randy Leonard's push to arm and certify Portland Water Bureau security guards as Oregon police officers has taken a turn. Five months after WW first disclosed Leonard's proposal, the commissioner is now exploring a plan to arm Water Bureau security personnel under a state law that lets water authorities in Oregon create their own special police officers. Those officers would have ...   More
 
Tuesday, March 16, 2010 BETH SLOVIC

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