City of Portland repays water and sewer funds to settle ratepayer lawsuit

The Visitors Center at Powell Butte that a judge ruled was inappropriately built with water funds.

The city of Portland has reimbursed its water and sewer funds $6.6 million to settle a long-running lawsuit that alleged the City Council misspent ratepayer funds.

John DiLorenzo, one of the attorneys who represent the ratepayers who brought the lawsuit, said the City Attorney Office had notified him the water fund was reimbursed $5.141 million and the sewer fund was reimbursed just under $1.459 million by the end of September.