Utility Announcements


Wahkiakum PUD’s current Water Quality Reports for 2016 are available online now. Visit our Services & Rates page to view Water Quality Reports, Fuel Mix Disclosure, Cross Connection Control Program, Utility Service General Terms and Conditions and more.

 

Your Utility Newsletter


Wahkiakum PUD publishes Your Utility News newsletters 1-2 times each year. If you have a suggestion or topic you would like to see in our newsletter, contact Wahkiakum PUD at 360-795-3266 or 360-465-2171.

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Resources


Wahkiakum PUD does not have any ownership of, interest in, or control over the information provided by the following links. The PUD expressly disclaims any and all warranties for any purpose; and shall not be responsible for any inaccurate information contained therein.

LEARNING TO READ YOUR ELECTRIC METER

Your electric meter can easily be read if you know some basic rules...more.

RECYCLING YOUR FLUORESCENT LIGHTS!

The LightRecycle Washington program began on January 1, 2015 for the collection and recycling of mercury-containing lights sold at retail. A network of collection sites has been established throughout Washington State that includes consumers, retailers, municipal waste facilities, collection events, and residential curbside collection. Mercury-containing lights include compact fluorescent lights (CFL), high intensity discharge (HID) bulbs, fluorescent tubes or other devices that contain mercury and provide functional illumination in homes, businesses, and outdoor stationary fixtures. Washington State residents can recycle up to 10 mercury-containing lights per day for free, by dropping them off at authorized Collection Sites throughout the State. Recycle up to 10 mercury-containing lights per day. Visit www.lightrecycle.org to locate a recycling center near you. NOTE: Wahkiakum PUD provides a small recycling station for its customers to recycle CFL bulbs located at the Cathlamet utility office.  

VETERANS OF FOREIGN WARS (VFW) ASSISTANCE

Wahkiakum Post 5297 of the Veterans of Foreign Wars has opened a veterans assistance office, located at 25 River Street in Cathlamet (entrance is in lower rear entrance to building and shares space with WSU Wahkiakum Co Extension Office). The office serves veterans residing in Wahkiakum County and is open each Thursday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. until further notice.

LOWER COLUMBIA CAP

LIHEAP (Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program) is a federally funded program that assists low-income households in making home heating more affordable, avoid shutoff of utility services during the winter months, and maintain a warm, safe, and healthy environment for their families. Clients must meet income eligibility guidelines to qualify. CAP may offer additional services such as Home Energy Assessments, housing, senior services, Meals on Wheels and more. For a complete list of services, call CAP at 360-425-3430 or visit www.lowercolumbiacap.org to learn more.

WAHKIAKUM COMMUNITY OUTREACH PROGRAM (and access to REAP Program)

Wahkiakum Community Outreach serves Wahkiakum County and administers Wahkiakum PUD’s Residential Energy Assistance Program (REAP) as well as other sources of utility assistance, housing/rental assistance, emergency housing, food/ clothing assistance, referrals and more. For a complete list of services and to determine if you qualify for REAP assistance call 360-795-8630 or 1-800-635-5989 or visit www.co.wahkiakum.wa.us/depts/health/CommunityOutreach.htm to learn more.

KINSHIP CAREGIVER SUPPORT PROGRAM

Local assistance may be available for a family member caring for a relative’s child(ren) in Wahkiakum County. Assistance may include rent, utility, bedding, furniture, clothing, school supplies, instrument rentals, gas and bus vouchers, car repairs, tutoring, food and interpreter services. For more information contact Chris Hulings at 360-795-8630 ext 128. Hours available by appointment are Wednesdays from 1:30 pm to 3:30 pm at Wahkiakum County Health and Human Services at 42 Elochoman Valley Road in Cathlamet or visit www.dshs.wa.gov/kinshipcare to learn more.

ENERGY STAR

ENERGY STAR is a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) voluntary program to identify and promote energy–efficient products and buildings in order to reduce energy consumption, improve energy security, and reduce pollution through voluntary labeling of or other forms of communication about products and buildings that meet the highest energy efficiency standards. Looking for some home assessment tools, some home improvement resources or tax credit information? Visit www.energystar.gov to learn more.

ENERGY.GOV

Check out tips for saving energy and money by visiting these energy saver topics on appliances, heating and cooling, lights and more.  Here you can find tips on saving energy during vacation, summer energy saving tips, suggestions on detecting air leaks, saving electricity through energy-efficient computer use, how to estimate appliance and home electronic energy use and more; visit  http://energy.gov to learn more.

WASHINGTON PUBLIC UTILITY DISTRICTS ASSOCIATION (WPUDA)

Washington Public Utility Districts Association (WPUDA) was formed in 1936. It represents 27 nonprofit, community-owned utilities that provide electricity, water and wastewater services, and wholesale telecommunications to almost one-million residential, business, and industrial customers in communities across the State of Washington. The mission of WPUDA is to support, protect and enhance members’ ability to conserve power and water resources of the state and to provide not-for-profit, locally-controlled utility services for the people of Washington. Visit www.wpuda.org to learn more.

WA. STATE DEPARTMENT OF LABOR & INDUSTRIES

Considering doing some energy efficiency improvements around your home and need to confirm if your contractor or tradespeople is licensed? Visit their website at https://fortress.wa.gov/lni/bbip/Search.aspx  and search by name, city or county, license or UBI number to look up a business or individual to be sure they’ve met all legal requirements for operating in Washington.

ENERGY NORTHWEST

Wahkiakum PUD is a member of joint operating agency Energy Northwest (ENW).  ENW owns and operates four electricity generating facilities in the northwest: White Bluffs Solar Station, Packwood Lake Hydroelectric Project, Nine Canyon Wind Project and Columbia Generating Station.  Wahkiakum PUD has a one percent ownership in the Packwood Lake Hydroelectric Project.  Visit www.energy-northwest.com to learn more about Energy Northwest.