by Worldchanging Portland blogger Ethan Timm
I was at Portlandonline.com paying my water bill, and I began reading the Water Blog, which is published by Portland's Water Bureau. I am not sure how common it is for a public utility to have an engaging, forward thinking blog which compels a reader to revisit, read, and think - but it is unique in my experience. The Water Blog is a subtle mix of service updates and civic activism - with the occasional chiding reminder that at the basic municipal services level, we must all continue to do our part to stay alive on this planet. One action that is highly encouraged in Portland is to take advantage of the Stormwater Discount Program by disconnecting drainpipes from the municipal combined sewer system.
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