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Rising water rates

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At the Portland Water Bureau, administrators are
proposing an 11 percent hike instead of a 14.4 percent increase.
Increasing water rates in any city water system brings all the more importance to conserving water and especially locating and fixing unwanted water leaks. Given that just a small dripping leak consumes: 15 gal. per day or 450 gal.  per month this can add a significant added cost to a monthly water bill. To quickly check for a potential leak, it’s a good idea to periodically turn off all water in your home or business and take a quick look at your water meter. If it is turning (even slowly), you might just have an unwanted leak that is draining your finances.