Mason PUD 1 and Skokomish Indian Tribe Receive Grant for Zero Emissions Vehicle Partnership

Continuing its focus on community partnerships and clean energy projects, Mason County PUD No. 1 has received a grant from Bonneville Environmental Foundation (BEF) of just over $23,000 to partner with the Skokomish Indian Tribe on the installation of zero emission vehicle (ZEV) chargers at the Lucky Dog Casino. The PUD and Tribe were selected […]

Mason PUD 1 Receives Innovation Award for Pandemic Response

Mason County PUD No. 1 was honored by AT&T and Government Technology for the District’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic at a national Special Districts Summit, held virtually on December 15th.  According to Government Technology’s website, the Special Districts Awards Program is designed to recognize innovation and leadership within special district agencies across the country. […]

Mason PUD 1 Receives National and Regional Recognition for Communications

  POTLATCH, WA- Mason County PUD No. 1 was honored this fall with four awards for excellence in communications. The District received a first place honor from the Northwest Public Power Association (NWPPA) in the Group A (less than 10,000 customers) wildcard category for their Dam Proud shirts, as well as a second place finish […]

PUD 1 & PUD 3 Seeking Customer Applications for Utility Bill Assistance through CARES Act Funds

Following action taken at the Mason County Board of Commissioners’ special meeting on October 13, both of Mason County’s public utility districts were named subrecipients of Mason County’s federal CARES Act funding allocation. The intent of the agreement is to allow the PUDs to provide direct assistance to households experiencing a COVID-19 related financial hardship […]

Mason PUD 1 Celebrates Community Solar II Ribbon-Cutting

Mason County PUD No. 1 unveiled their second community solar project at a drive-in ribbon cutting on Tuesday, July 28th at the PUD’s new warehouse in Potlatch. After construction delays and rescheduling due to the pandemic, persistence paid off as over two dozen customers, community members, employees and commissioners came together under proper safety guidelines […]

Mason PUD 1 Celebrates Community Solar II Project

Mason County PUD No. 1 unveiled their second community solar project at a drive-in ribbon cutting on Tuesday, July 28th at the PUD’s new warehouse in Potlatch. After construction delays and rescheduling due to the pandemic, persistence paid off as over two dozen customers, community members, and employees came together under proper safety guidelines to […]

Mason PUD 1 Wins Another Top Safety Award from Northwest Public Power Association

Just weeks after receiving first place safety honors for the second year in a row from the American Public Power Association in April, PUD 1 received the same top recognition again from the Northwest Public Power Association (NWPPA), bringing the utility’s total to four first place safety awards in the last 24 months. Darin Hall, […]

Mason PUD 1 Receives Four “Excellence in Communications” Awards from American Water Works Association

The American Water Works Association’s Pacific Northwest Section presented Mason County PUD No. 1 with four of the Association’s “Excellence in Communications” awards in 2020, for communications campaigns that were rolled out in 2019. The honors were bestowed in the categories of: Electronic Communications for the PUD’s social media platforms Internal Communications for the PUD’s […]

Mason PUD 1 Honored with National Award for Outstanding Safety Practices

WASHINGTON, D.C.– For the second consecutive year, Mason County PUD No. 1 has earned the American Public Power Association’s Safety Award of Excellence for safe operating practices. The utility earned another first place award in the category for utilities with 30,000-59,000 worker-hours of annual worker exposure. Brandon Wylie, chair of the APPA’s Safety Committee, presented […]

Mason PUD 1 Receives Funding from Drinking Water State Revolving Fund

Mason County PUD No. 1 received notice from the Washington State Department of Health that five capital water projects submitted by the PUD in November of 2019 were chosen for Drinking Water State Revolving Fund (DWSRF) loans, totaling nearly $600,000. Three of these projects qualified for a 100% loan forgiveness subsidy, including the Bay East […]