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Celebrating 80 Years of Public Service

Mason PUD 1 Neon Sign

Mason County PUD No. 1 was the first public utility district in Washington State, incorporated in 1934 and beginning operations in February of 1935. Located in Potlatch along the beautiful Hood Canal, PUD 1 serves approximately 5,100 electric customers, 2,000 water connections and manages one small community septic system.

Our electric service district reaches from the Skokomish Valley, across to Union and onward north into Jefferson County to Walker Mountain. However, as a major water purveyor in Mason County, PUD 1 manages water systems throughout the entire county.

Read more about the history and formation of Washington’s first public utility district.