Application for Services

Residential Account Application

To apply for utility services to be established in your name, please complete our Application for Residential Service.  Applicants must complete all fields. Print and return signed application to Wahkiakum PUD by FAX: 360-795-8441, by mail: Wahkiakum PUD, PO Box 248, Cathlamet WA 98612 or customer may opt to return application in person at 45 River Street, Cathlamet with acceptable photo identification instead of having application notarized.

PLEASE NOTE: if you are not the property owner and you wish to apply for a utility account Wahkiakum PUD requires a copy of your signed rental agreement or signed statement from the property owner authorizing you to apply for services. The rental agreement or statement must be signed by tenant(s) and property owner. 

New Construction Request

To request new construction of water, electric or yard light services, please complete our New Construction Service Request form and return completed form to: Wahkiakum PUD, Attn: Manager, PO Box 248, Cathlamet WA 98612.

PLEASE NOTE: New Wahkiakum PUD customers must also complete an Application for Residential Services to establish a new residential utility account. 

Interconnection of Electric Generators and Production Metering Application

Production Metering Agreement, Application, Instructions and General Terms and Conditions for Wahkiakum PUD’s Interconnection of Electric Generators (generating capacity of not more than 100 kilowatts) can be downloaded here: Wahkiakum PUD’s  Interconnection Standards Policy. Return completed form to: Wahkiakum PUD, Attn: Manager, PO Box 248, Cathlamet WA 98612.

Wahkiakum PUD Vegetation Management Program

Wahkiakum PUD Vegetation Management Program outlines proper distance. An effective Vegetation Maintenance Program is critical to our reliable delivery of electric and water services. The tree trimming and removal work we perform is designed to provide minimum clearances between plants/trees and utility lines or equipment.

Per RCW 64.12.035, Wahkiakum PUD is permitted to cut or remove vegetation if it is located on or originating from land or property adjacent to electric facilities that: 1) has come in contact with or caused damage to electric facilities; 2) poses an imminent hazard to the general public; and/or 3) poses a potential threat to damage electric facilities.

What are my responsibilities to ensure safe access to utility equipment on my property?

Landscaping can hide or restrict important utility access to equipment for maintenance and repairs and it can make the equipment difficult to locate. When considering plants and trees for your yard, please do not plant or landscape near meters, power transformers or over/under power or water lines as over time, trees grow into the lines causing the potential for dangerous situations or extended outages. You can help by avoiding planting near electric or water meters, over or under utility lines and ensuring trees and shrubs are planted at least 10 feet from ground mounted transformers

Our maintenance program reduces risk and minimizes outages caused by falling trees, branches or limbs, and improves the reliability and safety of your electric and water service.

If you have any questions or concerns please contact our office at 360-795-3266 or 360-465-2171 or visit us at 45 River Street in Cathlamet.

Rates, Discount Programs & Budget Payment Plan

Current electric and water utility rates: Resolution 1213 (effective Dec 17 / Jan 18 billings)

Schedule 100 (fee schedule) click here.

Income-Eligible Disabled or Senior Citizen Discount Program click here.

Wahkiakum PUD’s Budget Payment Plan and when to enroll click here.

Electric & Water Services

811. Know what's below. Call before you dig.Whether you are planning to do it yourself or hire a professional, smart digging means calling 811 before each job. Visit Call811 or call 811 at least two working days before you plan to dig and all affected utilities will send workers to mark their utility-owned underground lines with color-coded paint. You’ll know we’ve been there because you’ll see specific paint marks on your lawn or driveway. Each color defines a particular type of underground utility: White – Proposed Excavation; Pink – Temporary Survey Markings; Red – Electric; Yellow – Gas/Oil; Orange – Communications/CATV; Blue – Water; Purple – Reclaimed Water/Irrigation; Green – Sewer

Fuel Mix Disclosure

Water Quality Reports

Wahkiakum PUD’s current Water Quality Reports:

Cross Connection Control Program

Water System Cross Connection Control Survey:

In order for the PUD to meet the Washington State Department of Health requirements per WAC 246-290-490, we ask each of our water customers to complete a Cross Connection Control Survey. Customers with more than one water meter should fill out one survey form for each PUD meter on your property. After we receive your survey, our cross connection specialist will schedule an appointment for an onsite assessment, if required.

The utility’s goal is to develop and implement procedures and schedules for ensuring that:

    • We provide safe drinking water
    • Cross-connections are eliminated whenever possible, and
    • When cross-connections cannot be eliminated, they are controlled by installation of an approved backflow preventor commensurate with the degree of hazard

Please review Cross Connections Health Hazards brochure for answers to many of your questions about cross connections and backflow information. After you review the brochure and complete the Cross Connection Control Survey, please contact Wahkiakum PUD if any of these situations change or if you have any additional questions or concerns and we will be happy to assist you.

Utility Service General Terms and Conditions

Wahkiakum PUD  Electric Service General Terms and Conditions

Wahkiakum PUD Water Service General Terms and Conditions

Wahkiakum PUD Small Works Roster

Wahkiakum PUD maintains its own small works roster and encourages licensed contractors to register by completing our Small Works Roster Application.