Bulk Water Fill Stations Now Open for Business

Posted Wednesday, September 07, 2016

Skagit PUD has launched two new bulk water fill stations that allow for 24-hour daily access to bulk water for our customers. The bulk water fill stations are sites where commercial business, agricultural operations and the general public can purchase large volumes of water at easily accessible locations.

Customers can fill smaller tanks up to and including large commercial tanker trucks. The easy access terminal provides security and ease of use.

Skagit PUD received a grant from the state Department of Ecology to help pay for part of the cost of installing self-service water stations.

The $75,000 in funds, which came from Ecology's drought relief grants program, allowed the PUD to install automated bulk water filling stations in the Conway and Bow Hill areas in order to help customers whose wells are failing.

An increasing number of customers have had to truck water to their homes because of drought conditions in recent years. The water stations will provide a convenient alternative to filling their water tanks from fire hydrants.

Prior to using a bulk water fill station for the first time, customers must set up an account for access purposes and submit to a water fill tank inspection. Water is purchased using a pre-paid card. Customers will be required to complete and submit a Bulk Water Fill Station Water Use Permit.

Account Set-Up

Account set-up can be completed at Skagit PUD’s office during normal business hours, Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. There is a $30 one-time charge for setting up an account. A $30 fee will be charged to replace a lost or damaged card.

Accounts can be re-filled by calling Customer Service with a credit card number. You may also pay with check or cash at Skagit PUD’s office.

The water rate is 2.5 cents per gallon.

Bulk Water Fill Station Locations

Conway Fill Station

Conway Fire Station
21020 Greenfield Street
Conway, WA

Bow Hill Fill Station
18994 Bow Hill Road
Burlington, WA