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The council had originally planned to have the increases kick in this July, but instead decided to wait until later in the fall.

 

Bend City Manager Eric King talked about it on the KBND Morning News Thursday morning.

 

"Last night the council passed a 5 percent water increase and a 9 percent sewer increase.  But they decided to defer the increase until after the irrigation season.  Initially we planned for it to start on July 1st and now we are moving it back to October 1st.  So it won't take effect until November."

 

The current monthly residential sewer charge in Bend is around $45 dollars.

 

The sewer rate increase is expected to add four dollars to monthly sewer bills and a dollar and a half to water bills.

 

The increases will help pay for major sewer and water projects.

 

Traffic & Weather

 

 

 

 

Jones Road, full road closure between Bennington Lane and NE Butler Market Road. May 18 – August 18, local access only.
 

 

Orion Drive closed in two locations for sewer work; at the intersection with Avery Lane and between Desert Woods Drive and King Hezekiah Way.  From July 11 to Sept. 6. Detours marked.

 

Valhalla Sewer Relocation Project, Mt. Washington Drive at Shevlin Park Road intersection and North to Regency Street. Nighttime closures with detours marked during roundabout construction. Daytime closures for construction towards Regency Street.    7 p.m. – 7 a.m., July 11 – November.

 
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