What is a Public Utility District (PUD)?

What is a Public Utility District (PUD)?

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.

Learn more about Washington State’s Public Utility Districts at www.wpuda.org.

 

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PUD 3 Mission Statement

Always providing safe, reliable, economical service, 24/7.

 

PUD 3 Vision Statement

  • We are industry leaders in innovation and technology to enhance services and “future proof” utility infrastructure and investments.

  • We inform, educate, and engage the public, ratepayers, and future customers. We invest to grow our community.

  • We collaborate with community partners to create opportunities that enhance the economy and quality of life.

  • We are the preferred source for reliable, economical utility services, the employer of choice, and are consistently recognized as a “reliable public power provider”.

  • We are a leader in energy innovation through conservation, community renewables, demand response, energy efficiency, and distributed generation such as solar power.

 

PUD 3 Core Values

  • Safety: We ensure the safety of our communities, customers, contractors, partners, and employees by taking a proactive approach to identifying and preventing safety issues.
  • Solutions Oriented: Our employees are empowered to be innovative, creative, and forward thinking when finding solutions that “future proof” our organization.
  • Respect: We treat each other and our customers with respect by being honest, having integrity, and building trust through transparency and compassion.
  • Community Engagement: Our customers are well informed. We stay engaged with the needs of the community, and invest in the education of our future ratepayers.
  • Reliability: Our employees use their energy, skills, and resources to deliver the best results by being reliable, accountable, and efficient.
  • Socially Responsible: We consider the short-term and long-term impacts of our activities on the environment, economy, and individuals.
 
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