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A perspective from Oregon’s mid-Willamette Valley

Rain and the cost of compliance

Written September 26th, 2014 by Hasso Hering

Barring an appeal to the Land Use Board of Appeals, Albany’s program of keeping rainwater from new developments from reaching the Willamette River will start in 2015. It will come with significant new costs, and while the program makes sense as a concept, the people paying the bill might be happier if the benefits were as […]


A rain tax in Albany’s future?

Written September 11th, 2014 by Hasso Hering

Albany is launching a regulatory program to keep rainwater in new land developments out of storm drains so it doesn’t carry pollution into creeks and rivers. Not now, but sooner or later this is going to cost some money to administer, and when it does, the city may want to collect a monthly stormwater utility […]


 
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