From: Amy Kyle, Clackamas County Water Environment Services, (503) 742-4561 5-17-2012

Clackamas County

Media and Interested Parties

CCSD #1 and Milwaukie come to terms on 25-year wastewater treatment deal

The Board of Clackamas County Commissioners (BCC), acting as the governing board of Clackamas County Service District No. 1 (CCSD #1) unanimously voted to approve the terms of an agreement for wastewater treatment services for the City of Milwaukie.  On Tuesday May 15, the Milwaukie City Council unanimously approved the same terms.

The terms provide for Milwaukie to pay the same rate for wholesale wastewater treatment as current district ratepayers.  The financial provisions will go into effect on July 1 2012, to match the Districts proposed rate increase.  This arrangement will replace the interim terms that expire June 30 2012 and resolve the outstanding issues that the parties have negotiated over the past several years.

The parties will continue to work on creating a full agreement containing the agreed-to-terms over the next several months.  The public and advisory boards will be consulted prior to adoption of any final deal.

For more information please contact Amy Kyle at 503-742-4561 or