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NOTICE OF CITY OF WEST LINN BALLOT TITLE

CAPTION
Maintain West Linn drinking water quality with water rate increase

QUESTION
Shall City protect water quality by funding water system repair and replacement projects using rate increases from all water customers?

SUMMARY
For West Linn to continue to meet state and federal water quality standards, the City’s state mandated Water System Master Plan identifies capital projects such as replacing approximately 66,000 feet of asbestos cement pipes; 11,500 feet of galvanized and steel pipes; and other deteriorating pipes.  This rate increase will provide funds to undertake these projects.

To fund these projects and continue the current level of service, a one-time eighteen percent rate increase is proposed for all customers.  This will result in an increase of $3.18 per month to approximately half of residential customers who pay $17.67 for the base rate of seven hundred cubic feet or less of water per month. Customers who use more water will pay an additional $0.37 per one hundred cubic feet, which is 748 gallons.
Publish 12/27/2012.                        WLT9772

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