Assignments

City of Bend Strategic Communications and Sewer Infrastructure Advisory Group

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City of Bend Strategic Communications and Sewer Infrastructure Advisory Group Bend, like many other Pacific Northwest communities, is confronting the need to upgrade and expand several key components of community infrastructure simultaneously: for drinking water supply, wastewater collection and treatment, … Continue reading

Bend Sewer Collection System Master Plan

Bend Sewer Collection System Master Plan

Bend Sewer Collection System Master Plan Murray, Smith & Associates, Inc. and Barney & Worth recently finalized and are now assisting implementation for an Optimized Sewer Collection System Master Plan Update for the City of Bend. The optimization analysis blended … Continue reading

Tualatin River Watershed Council Action Plan

Tualatin River Watershed Council Action Plan

Tualatin River Watershed Council Action Plan Barney & Worth assisted the Tualatin River Watershed Council to develop an action plan focused on marketing and funding. With a goal of understanding work already completed, Council needs, and future aspirations, Barney & … Continue reading

City of Hillsboro Water

City of Hillsboro Water

City of Hillsboro Water DHM Research conducted focus group and survey research with Hillsboro Water Department’s residential customers to assess service priorities and performance, to gauge customers’ knowledge, awareness, and perceptions of water issues, and to assess their support for … Continue reading

Tigard/Lake Oswego Water Partnership

Tigard/Lake Oswego Water Partnership

Tigard/Lake Oswego Water Partnership The Cities of Tigard and Lake Oswego have entered into a water partnership agreement to jointly expand and upgrade Lake Oswego’s drinking water system to serve both communities. The project includes six projects: replacing the river … Continue reading

City of Tigard Water Rates

City of Tigard Water Rates

City of Tigard Water Rates Barney & Worth assisted Tigard, Oregon’s water utility in designing customer communications in anticipation of major rate increases to pay for a new water supply source. At the same time, Tigard restructured its water rates … Continue reading

City of Hillsboro Water SDC Policy Advisory

City of Hillsboro Water SDC Policy Advisory Hillsboro and other cities must follow Oregon law in calculating the maximum System Development Charges (SDCs) that can be assessed on new development. However, cities may elect to set SDCs at a lower … Continue reading

Willamette Water Supply Program

Willamette Water Supply Our Reliable Water

Willamette Water Supply Program Barney & Worth is leading public engagement for Tualatin Valley Water District and the City of Hillsboro’s Willamette Water Supply Program. The new Willamette River water system will be one of Oregon’s most important projects—designed to … Continue reading

Oregon City Water Rates Study

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A 1996 City Charter amendment enacted by Oregon City voters requires the City (in 2014) to rollback water rates to near-1994 levels. The Charter also restricts water rate increases to no more than 3% per year—even if there is a … Continue reading

Eugene Water & Electric Board-Water Reliability Initiative Communications Plan

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As EWEB moves ahead to develop a secondary water supply for Eugene and surrounding communities—most likely a new water treatment plant on the Willamette River—it faces several significant communications challenges.   Customers, already under financial pressure, will confront the prospect … Continue reading