New Ag Rate Option Now Available

Posted Thursday, March 12, 2020

Skagit PUD is pleased to announce a new agricultural water rate classification for 2020.

Agricultural customers who are interested in opting into this classification will need to meet both of the following criteria:

  • Customer’s water service(s) is on property classified as farm and agricultural land with the Skagit County Assessor, under Chapter 84.34 of the Revised Code of Washington; and

  • Customer is certified to be in compliance with the PUD’s Cross-Connection Control Program, which may include the installation of a new backflow prevention assembly.

Upon certification, a lower Agriculture rate ($3.20 vs. $5.31 per unit of water in 2020) will be applied to future bills if the account maintains its compliance with the PUD’s Cross-Connection Control Program and Skagit County’s Agriculture use classification.

For information about the Cross-Connection Control Program, please contact Cross-Connection Control Coordinator Courtney Shilling at (360) 848-2138 or email

For general questions about the Agriculture Use classification and rate, please contact Customer Service at (360) 424-7104.