PUD 1’s water systems all have the same monthly basic charge and water usage rate. However, depending on the system, there may be a capital surcharge of varying amounts added to the monthly bill. This surcharge pays off the debt that the PUD acquired to pay for capital improvements for that system.
In 2019, the District completed a COSA and the findings were presented at a spring board meeting. The intent of this analysis is to ensure that the District is accurately capturing the costs to operate the water business through rates, and also to establish one uniformed rate and fee schedule across all 70 water systems. Any changes to rate classifications or consumptive rates will occur in the fall during the annual budget process. Budget hearings are posted on the home page and the “Meetings” page.
Our customer service and water operations departments can assist you with questions regarding rates, fees, and services.