Mar 13, 2017
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In Washington State, 23 PUDs are the source of electricity for almost 700,000 customers.
Rural folks formed Public Utility Districts (PUDs) to get what they wanted: electrical service. But PUDs are much more than electricity. They also provide water, sewer and wholesale telecommunications services. All at cost, without profit.
Mason PUD 3 serves over 34,000 electric customers. PUD 3 also runs a wholesale fiber optic telecommunications network, which supports the operation of its electricity system.
PUD 3 has a board of elected commissioners to be the policy-makers for the utility. They also set rates and charges for service.
In Washington State, 23 PUDs are the source of electricity for almost 700,000 customers. Learn more about Washington State’s public utility Districts at www.wpuda.org.
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