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New City of Bend water and sewer utility rates took effect on July first.  Sharon Wojda with the city says the average user will see about a $2.09 increase in their water bill during the summer and a little over a dollar in the winter.  All sewer rates will go up $2.44.  Wojda says this affects about a third of Bend's population:  “The water rate increases will affect about 24,000 customers in the city and the sewer rate increases, about 27,000 customers."   Wojda says if the city gets the requested postponement from the EPA, the rates could be reduced.  "It would have potential to reduce water rates in the near term; but what those changes in rates would be, we're not sure of at this point."  Wojda says the increases are needed to fund the aging water and sewer infrastructures.  You should see the increases in your next bill.

 

Traffic & Weather

 

 

 

King Solomon Lane closed between Ferguson Road and King David. (7/25)

 

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

Oregon State University off-site improvements for intersection reconstruction, July 11 – August 3,    7 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., at intersection of Chandler Avenue and Yates Drive.

 

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.

 

R.A.B. Construction:

 

Murphy Road and Parrell Road closed with detours. (9/30)

 

Powell Butte Highway at Neff and Alfalfa Market Roads (8/31)

 
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