A perspective from Oregon’s mid-Willamette Valley

Why Corvallis city utilities cost less

Written January 30th, 2019 by Hasso Hering

The cities of Albany and Corvallis are about the same in age, size, and geography, on the same river, and subject to the same state and federal regulations. So how come the combined city utility rates in Albany are substantially higher than in its neighbor 10 miles upstream?

Sewer rates go — where else? — up

Written June 12th, 2014 by Hasso Hering

Albany residents will pay more for sewer service starting July 1. The city council Wednesday had a choice of increasing the rates 6 or 8 percent, and by a vote of 4-2 it chose the more expensive option. Ward III Councilors Bessie Johnson and Rich Kellum were against it but were outvoted.

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