2021 Budget Approved

Posted Thursday, November 12, 2020

Skagit PUD's Board of Commissioners unanimously approved the 2021 budget at its regular meeting on November 10. 

"The 2021 budget continues to implement our heavy capital program that was adopted in 2019," General Manager George Sidhu said. 

"We have budgeted to spend $32 million on capital projects in 2021, with the highlights being the Judy Reservoir to Mount Vernon transmission line Phase 2 and the Raw Water Pump Station upgrade."

"COVID-19 presented a bit of a slow down this year, but we are excited to move forward with some big projects in the coming year," Sidhu said.

Approval Process

Skagit PUD’s budget process occurs in three stages: Proposed Budget, Work Sessions, and Adopted Budget. The Proposed Budget was submitted to the PUD’s Board of Commissioners at a public hearing on October 13. Work sessions were conducted on October 20 and November 3 to allow department managers to review their budget items and provide commissioners with an opportunity to ask questions.

To continue providing safe, reliable, and clean drinking water while maintaining and replacing the PUD’s existing assets, a rate increase of 5% or approximately $2.70 per month for the typical residential customer was approved for 2021.

The 5% rate increase will go into effect for all bills generated on January 1, 2020, and thereafter.