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1928-2020, Year-by-year: How much did City charge mill for water?

Mill’s year-by-year water usage charges, 1928-2020 This chart shows year-by-year from 1928-2020, how much the City charged Port Townsend Paper for full use of the Olympic Gravity Water System and unlimited, unmetered water. It is based on the four leases, 1928, 1944, 1956 and 1983, between the City of Port Townsend and the mill. Technically, the mill has never been charged …

City-Mill Water Leases 1928-2020

PT AirWatchers has located and posted all four water leases between the City and the mill at http://ptairwatchers.org/data/documents/  so that you can read for yourself the evolving arrangement.  They are dated 1928, 1944, 1956 and 1983, and take us through March 15, 2020, 1904. City completes the Snow Creek pipeline which had been started by the …

Jobs? Marine Trades Provide 1,154 Direct Jobs

Who is Port Townsend, WA’s largest employer? Marine Trades provide 1,154 direct jobs in Jefferson County, WA. That’s a number to store in your pocket, and a great reason to support the maritime trades. (Spoiler alert: that’s over four times as many as the company most cited.)   This graphic from a study released in July 2018 further quantifies the role of Marine …

EPA’s ECHO database compiles PTPC pollution history

EPA’s ECHO database (Environmental Compliance History Online) yields some great information once you get exploring around in it. An EPA official showed me that by following the “Facility Search” link, it brought me to a page that combines annual pollution data for Port Townsend Paper that is collected through three EPA programs (TRI, NAAQS and GHG), …