Last month, HBA provided public testimony supporting the HBA-approved Water Environment Services (WES) budget designed to save both the development community and ratepayers a combined 120 million dollars over the next twenty years. The hearing presentation before the budget committee reflects WES’s inflow and infiltration (I/I) campaign to reduce the amount of ground and storm water entering the sewer system over the next two decades by 65%. The I/I campaign involves grant projects with cities and unincorporated areas served by WES, whose I/I reduction will avoid unnecessary capital improvement costs and save the development community tens of millions of dollars as the WES-served cities and Clackamas County continue to meet their housing needs. As a member of the WES Budget and Advisory Committees, HBA applauds and will continue to support WES’s I/I efforts and funding to reduce capital improvement costs both short and long term. To learn more about HBA involvement with WES or Clackamas County, contact Roseann Johnson at email@example.com.