Wastewater Fees Could Get a Boost

Apr 29, 2014

Eugene and Springfield residents could see a boost in their monthly utility fee for wastewater. 

Tammy Smith is with Eugene Public Works. She says the cost of processing wastewater has gone up. In order to meet expenses the wastewater commission is proposing a 3.5 percent increase in regional wastewater rates and a 2.75 percent increase for city residents. Smith says in the city of Eugene…

Smith: "A typical standard residential customer would see $1.09 increase in their wastewater utility fee."

A public hearing on the wastewater fee increase for Eugene is Wednesday afternoon at 2 at the Public Works office.

Springfield is proposing a 50 cent boost to the rate. City Councilors will discuss the proposal at their May 5th meeting.

Wastewater includes water that goes down the drain and out the toilet.