What's the Basic Charge?

Posted Thursday, March 12, 2020

All Skagit PUD customers receiving water service are charged a Basic Fixed Charge, which is designed to recover the fixed costs of having the water system in place and maintained to provide reliable service. 

Also included are costs to administer your account. The costs are spread across the customer base in the form of a meter charge or basic charge that appears on each bill.

Water rates help pay for three main areas:

  • Capital Projects
  • Operating Costs
  • Debt Service

Planned capital projects for 2017 include the construction of the E Division Street reservoir and booster pump station in Mount Vernon, Phase II of the Judy Reservoir to Mount Vernon Transmission Line, and potential watershed land purchase at our Gilligan Creek intake.