Water Restrictions for PUD’s Upper Fairview Water District

The State Department of Ecology has directed the PUD #1of Clallam County (PUD) to implement a Stage 4 Water Shortage Alert for all water customers in the upper Fairview Water District.  This alert is effective immediately. Mike Kitz, PUD’s Water and Wastewater System Superintendent, explains that a Stage 4 Water Shortage Alert requires mandatory restrictions on all outdoor water use.  “No outdoor water shall be used except in an emergency situation,” says Kitz.  In particular, this means no lawn/garden watering… Read More

85 Years of History: The Grange Starts It All for PUDs

85 Years Ago Birth of Public Utility Districts The history of PUDs dates back to 1930 when the voters of the State of Washington passed an initiative allowing for the formation of not-for-profit, community owned public utility districts. While 1930 marks the beginning of the PUD era, the PUD movement began earlier sparked by frustration over access to affordable electricity in rural areas. One organization took action leading the PUD movement; the Washington State Grange. The PUD movement got its… Read More

How Do Clallam PUD Rates Compare?

Have you ever wondered how the residential electric rates of Clallam County PUD compare to those of surrounding utilities? Of course you have, so let’s get right to the meat of this article. This article was originally printed in the 2015 1st Edition of HotLine.   The chart below shows your PUD’s residential electric rates as well as the rates of surrounding or nearby utilities. The math is fairly simple: we took a “typical size” load of 1500 kilowatt hours… Read More

PUD Offices Closed May 13

The PUD offices will be closed on Wednesday, May 13 for the annual all-employee meeting, and will reopen the following morning. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. For emergencies, please call 452-9771 or 1-800-542-7859. Read More

PUD Encourages Water Conservation – Drought is a Concern

  The PUD is asking water utility customers in the upper Fairview Water District to begin voluntary water conservation measures as a result of the area’s drought. Tom Martin, PUDs Water and Wastewater System Assistant Superintendent, says, “Our water customers in the upper Fairview Water District will be impacted by the lack of snowpack. This part of the water district is located between O’Brien and Deer Park Roads, and uphill from about where the BPA transmission lines cross these roads… Read More

Power Restored: Power Outage Apr12-13

Power was restored to all customers at approximately 12:00pm.  Thank you for your understanding and thank you to the crews who worked throughout the night to restore power. At approximately 7:30pm on Sunday, April 12, a vehicle hit and broke one of the PUD transmission poles at Hwy 101 and Mt. Pleasant.  This caused a power outage in the Deer Park Area (East Port Angeles) to approximately 966 customers. PUD crews have been working through the night to address the… Read More

Electric Rate Increase Effective April 1, 2015

The 2015 PUD budget was approved by PUD Commissioners on December 15, 2014. The budget is predicated on the following rate increases: electric retail rate increase of 3.5% effective on all bills rendered on or after April 1, 2015; a 6% retail water rate increase effective on all bills rendered on or after January 1, 2015; and, a 6% sewer rate increase effective on all bills rendered on or after January 1, 2015. For electric utility customers, a 3.5% increase… Read More

Possible Rate Increase for All Customers

Commissioners are considering rate increases for Electric, Water, and Wastewater customers as part of the 2015 budget. The 2015 PUD budget, to be approved at the December 15, 2014 Commission meeting in Port Angeles, is predicated on the following rate increases: electric retail rate increase of 3.5% effective on all bills rendered on or after April 1, 2015; a 6% retail water rate increase effective on all bills rendered on or after January 1, 2015; and, a 6% sewer rate… Read More

PUD Announces Forthcoming Customer Survey

10/22/2014 October 22, 2014, Port Angeles, WA - Doug Nass, PUD General Manger, announced today that Clallam PUD will commence a survey of customers within the next two weeks. The survey is expected to take about ten (10) days to complete, and a random sample of residential customers will be contacted to participate. Approximately 400 customers will be surveyed. The survey will be conducted via telephone by SDS Research, a full service marketing research firm. Calls will come from the… Read More

PUD Warns of Possible Telephone Scam

 Clallam PUD is warning customers of a possible telephone scam where the caller poses as a PUD employee and attempts to collect money via credit card. This past weekend multiple PUD customers received a call from an “800” number where the caller claimed to be a PUD employee and said power would be shut off if the bill was not paid in full via credit card. The caller attempts to demonstrate legitimacy by knowing the customers address, which can be… Read More