Why do water rates keep increasing?

The City of Willamina wants to ensure a level of service to maintain the city’s drinking water. Maintenance, repair and improvements are necessary to provide Willamina residents the best level of service possible and to do this we must keep the cost where we can achieve the upgrades, maintenance, or improvements needed and keep enough funds available for:

  • The maintenance or repair of the City’s water and wastewater treatment facilities
  • Upgrade the facility process to allow for long-term cost savings
  • Be able to expand when the City grows
  • Cover the increasing costs of supplies
  • Keeping a small amount in reserve so we do not have to take out a debt for small repairs or emergencies
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