Clallam PUD residential rates to rise

PORT ANGELES — Clallam County Public Utility District customers will see an increase in residential utility rates in February.

Commissioners on Nov. 8 adopted the final electric, water and wastewater fund rates for the utility’s 2022 budget, which includes rate increases across the board. Some rates had been adopted earlier in the year and in 2020.

In December, PUD commissioners established and adopted a rate schedule for 2020-2024, increasing water and wastewater rates by 4.3 percent. Current water rates are $23.91. In 2022, those rates will increase to $45.74.

“The rates are different based on each system,” said Sean Worthington, finance director.

“We have different water systems, and we are moving towards a uniform rate. That will be accomplished in 2024,” Worthington said.

New rates will go into effect in February.

In August of this year, the PUD commissioners established and adopted a rate schedule for 2022-23 electric rates, which will see a 2.25 percent increase in April 2022, going from $39.55 to $40.50 a month.

Wastewater will also see an increase in rates from $67.29 per month to $73.68.

“These increases are primarily driven by inflation and our capital projects that we do to maintain our systems,” Worthington said.

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