Our Rates

Tualatin River headwaters at Lee Falls

If you are our utility billing customer, you'll find a summary of our sanitary sewer and Surface Water Management charges below. You may also download our complete Rates & Charges Resolution & Order (PDF, 314KB) that are set annually by our Board of Directors. It identifies:

Budget & Rate information for Fiscal Year 2014-15

Every year, from April through June, Clean Water Services goes through a budget process to establish rates for the following fiscal year. Public meeting notices are published in local newspapers, inviting the public to comment on proposed rates before the budget is adopted. Citizens are welcome to attend the District's Budget Committee meeting in May or to testify before the District's Board of Directors, which ultimately adopts the budget, in June. Before any rate change, the District sends media releases to local newspapers and billing inserts to customers to notify customers of rate increases.

Clean Water Services Budget Committee Meeting

Meeting to Consider Proposed Budget and Make Recommendation to Board
9:00 a.m., Friday, May 9, 2014
Clean Water Services
2550 SW Hillsboro Hwy, Hillsboro

Clean Water Services Board of Directors Meeting

Public Hearing to Recommend Budget
10:00 a.m., Tuesday, June 17, 2014
Shirley Huffman Auditorium
Public Services Building
155 N First Ave., Hillsboro

For more information read the following:

Sewer & Surface Water Management charges for Fiscal Year 2013-14 (July 1, 2013 - June 30, 2014)

Your bill is for sewer and/or Surface Water Management provided to you by Clean Water Services for a two-month period.

Your sewer charge has two parts. Currently, the base rate is $50.20 per dwelling unit, which is approximately two-thirds of the charge. Single family residences are generally considered one dwelling unit.

The usage charge is based on average winter water consumption November through April, which is reviewed and updated each July. Winter water consumption is a good indicator of the wastewater your household produces and discharges into the sewer system for treatment. Since July 1, 2013, the usage rate per ccf is $1.67*. New customers will be billed $26.72, based on our average of 16 ccf*.

The Surface Water Management fee is $12.50 bi-monthly per service unit. Single family residences are generally counted as one service unit. Commercial properties are billed based on a measurement of impervious surface area.

Sample average two-month bill for a single family home

Charge Amount
Sewer Base Charge

$50.20

Sewer Usage Charge

$26.72

Surface Water Charge

$12.50

Total Charge

$89.42

Still have questions?

Sewer and surface water charges can be complicated, so don't hesitate to call Customer Service at (503) 681-4400 Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

*Definition of CCF

CCF is an abbreviation for "hundred cubic feet." CCF is used as a measurement of water usage, and to calculate your bill. There are 748 gallons in one ccf.

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