Sewer building prompts investigation

Sewer building prompts investigation

The Columbia Boulevard Wastewater Treatment Plant Support Facility cost taxpayers $8 million more than budgeted.

An investigation reveals the total, including overhead costs, to be $12,532,116. Portland Mayor Charlie Hales and Commissioner Nick Fish ordered an investigation based on related concerns about project oversight.

The state of the art, LEED Gold standard building provides a home for 38 Engineering and Construction Management support staff who handle Portland’s $12 billion sewer system. It replaces four temporary facilities.

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