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News Release
Commission Schedules Water Regulation Hearings Around the State
May 1, 2002 (2002 - 011)
Contacts:  Roy Hemmingway, Chairman, 503 378-6611; Joan H. Smith, Commissioner, 503 378-6611; Lee Beyer, Commissioner, 503 378-6611; Bob Valdez, Public Information Officer, 503 378-8962
Salem, OR – The Oregon Public Utility Commission (OPUC) is holding six public meetings around the State to take comment on a draft report prepared by the Water Issues Steering Committee. The report reviews the State's regulation of water utilities and discusses whether changes are warranted in the Commission's Water Program or in the level of OPUC funding provided by water companies.
The Commission does not have jurisdiction over city-run water systems.
During the 2001 Legislative Session, some concern was expressed about the cost of operating the Commission's Water-Wastewater Program. The Commission convened a Water Issues Steering Committee to conduct a broad review of the State's water regulation.
The Commission would like to hear from the public on the recommendations contained in the report.
The date, time and location of the public comment sessions are:
May 7 - 7:00 PM, Salem City Library, Anderson Room
May 8 - 7:00 PM, West Linn High School Commons
May 9 - 7:00 PM, Lincoln City Hall Council Chamber
May 14 - 7:00 PM, Eugene EWEB Training Room
May 15 - 7:00 PM, Bend-La Pine School District Admin. Bldg Rm 314
May 16 - 7:00 PM, Jackson County Road Dept. Auditorium White City
For more information and a copy of the report visit the PUC Web site at www.puc.state.or.us .