Water Utility Law


Sanger Thompson specializes in addressing a wide array of public utility matters, including water utility law. Utilities that provide essential services, like water and wastewater, play an important role in the community. Private and investor-owned water utilities (including associations) in Oregon must comply with state rules and regulations designed to ensure Oregonians receive safe and adequate water service. Many water utilities are subject to local service and rate regulation standards.

We pride ourselves in being able to help our clients navigate these unique requirements to achieve specific business objectives and manage their regulatory obligations. Sanger Law has extensive experience navigating these dynamics and strong relationships with key decision makers. This allows us to help our clients resolve new regulatory challenges as they evolve.

We provide Oregon legal advice on all aspects of utility business operations and regulatory matters. Representative work includes rate cases, securing approval of water utility transfers, preparing administrative agency filings, assisting with affiliate interest contacts, settlements and dispute resolution as well as general business and property transactions.