This is my 2009 video, still basically true.
Now other cities are getting waivers from 2013's less corporate-revolving-door controlled EPA. Portland can get one too! Let's vote on it, our water rates are already too high! This unfunded, one-size-fits-all, onerous LT2 reg. is now set for review in 2016. New York City and Rochester, NY have received lengthy deferrals from this expensive and mis-guided regulation. (Which will provide no measurable health benefit for Portland's water.) Our City Council has caved in, even though they funded a half- hearted, citizen demanded, campaign for a "varience". (Involved officials all have stated on the record that this law is useless for Portland. We will only degrade our water by building covered reservoirs to satisfy LT2.) Despite years of truthful, scientific, and thoughtful testimony by citizens, Portland is prematurely on track to waste over 400 million dollars on this boondoggle benefiting the same multi-national corporations who helped to write this "onerous LT2 regulation". The City of Portland today- 2013) carries about 900 million dollars in debt, don't let Wall Street take our simple, proven-safe, water system if the City defaults, or just needs cash. For more information visit: friendsofreservoirs.org