Our coalition is celebrating a victory today. The Portland City Council, in an unanimous vote this morning, agreed to request a 5 1/2 year delay in the EPA-approved LT2 construction schedule for burial and/or covering of our in-town open reservoirs.
Huge thanks go to to Commissioner Amanda Fritz for helping secure this well-deserved delay in expensive, unnecessary construction. (Remember: we just paid $40 million to upgrade our reservoirs in order to secure their safety through year 2050.)
Also big thanks go to Senator Jeff Merkley for his engagement and commitment to help stave off LT2 requirements that threaten our Bull Run drinking water - the best in the nation! Read about today's hearing in the Oregonian article here.