Utility Regulation Generally

ORS 757.069
Notice of delinquency on water bill


If a customer of a water utility fails to pay a water bill for more than 120 days after the bill becomes due, the water utility shall mail notice of the delinquency to the persons who are listed as the owners of the property in the real property tax records for the county only if the utility asserts that the property owners are responsible for the bill. The notice must be mailed to the addresses of the owners as reflected in the real property tax records.


The provisions of this section apply to water utilities operated by public utilities, municipalities, cooperatives and unincorporated associations. [2005 c.168 §2; 2007 c.211 §1]
Chapter 757

Notes of Decisions

Under regulatory scheme, Public Utility Commissioner has authority to promulgate rule limiting telephone company's liability for directory listing errors or omissions. Garrison v. Pacific NW Bell, 45 Or App 523, 608 P2d 1206 (1980)

Refund is proper exercise of Public Utility Commission's general powers if refund (1) is based only on information in existence at time of rate order for which refund is being made; (2) is not based on evaluation of public utility's actual expenses or revenues; and (3) is not effectuated by offsetting future rates. Gearhart v. Public Utility Commission, 255 Or App 58, 299 P3d 533 (2013), aff'd 356 Or 216, 339 P3d 904 (2014)

Atty. Gen. Opinions

Authority of Governor and Public Utility Commissioner to enter into binding agreements with respect to uniform curtailment plans, (1977) Vol 38, p 861


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