2016 Rate Increases

Posted Monday, February 01, 2016

Water is essential to our daily lives, but few people stop to consider its value and importance, especially when compared to bottled water and other everyday products.

Skagit PUD’s water costs less than a penny per gallon—a true bargain considering the energy and expertise it takes to treat and deliver safe and reliable water to homes and businesses day in and day out. 

In order to continue providing safe and reliable drinking water, while maintaining and replacing the PUD’s existing assets, a rate increase of 8 percent or $3.13 per month for the average residential customer has been approved for 2016.

The average residential customer’s bill is expected to be $88 in 2016, based on the average residential bimonthly consumption of 8,546 gallons in 2014.

The Board of Commissioners also approved a $0.75 per month increase to the capital improvement surcharge. The surcharge increased from $1.25 to $2.00 per month to help pay for improvements to the District's water distribution system.

The rate increases affect all bills generated February 1, 2016, and thereafter.