$500 Million ratepayer hike wasted on absent threat in Oregon known as cryptosporidium
By Natural Resource Report:
The Oregonian reports that Oregonians are expected to pay over $500 million in higher utility bills to stop a parasite that does not exist in Oregon. The EPA is forcing Oregon to take measures against cryptosporidium even though there is no trace of outbreak in the state. County health agents report that in over 20 years there has been not a single example of cryptosporidiosis in drinking water in the Portland area. Critics claim that the EPA wildly overestimated the problem cryptosporidium poses to Portland’s water supply.
The cost to Portland area ratepayers would be more than a 22% increase.
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