The Grays Harbor PUD has received a clean report from the Washington State Auditor’s Office (SAO).  In a report delivered to the Board of Commissioners and PUD staff, the SAO reported that the PUD accountability and financial audits for the period of January 1 to December 31, 2020, resulted in no findings and found that the utility was in compliance with state law and its own policies.

“This is exactly how you want an examination of a utility’s financials to go,” said PUD Board of Commissioners Vice President Jon Martin. “As a public entity, the first responsibility is to the customers. They have to know they can trust that their PUD is being operated correctly. This report delivers that message.”

The accountability portion of the audit examined the PUD’s procurement, cash receipting, accounts receivable, customer assistance programs and compliance with the Open Public Meetings Act.  The financial audit looked into the internal financial controls of the utility and compliance with state law and contract agreements. The SAO reports on the examinations found “...no concerns or material weaknesses and zero areas of noncompliance.”

“I’m not surprised by this result,” said Board Secretary Dave Timmons. “This is what the board has come to expect from our accounting department and what our customers expect and deserve.”

The Grays Harbor Public Utility District is notifying customers in Ocean Shores of a planned power outage which will impact 146 customers on nearly a dozen residential streets.  The outage will begin at 10:00 AM on Thursday, September 9th and is expected to last until noon.  The impacted areas will be homes on Olympic View Avenue, north of the Hutton Street intersection and Duck Lake Drive, north of the Overlake Street intersection to (but not including) Albatross Street NE.  Also impacted will be customers on the north sides of Hutton and Overlake Streets, Lake Drive NE, Lake View Loop, Lake View Court, Lake View Way, Hyde Court, Corning Court, Powell Street NE and Fisher Ave.  All impacted customers will receive notification phone calls from the PUD.

The outage is necessary to allow crews to continue a system maintenance and equipment replacement project in the impacted area.

In preparation for this outage, customers are advised to take precautions with any electronic equipment such as computers, televisions, and microwaves by unplugging those items.  You should leave them disconnected until after the power has been fully restored. 

The outage duration of two hours is only an estimate and power could be restored at any time as work is completed.  Therefore, it is not safe to do electrical work or repairs during that period.

The Grays Harbor Public Utility District is notifying customers on four East County roads of a planned power outage which will impact 73 customers.  The outage will begin at 8:00 AM on Wednesday, August 25 and is expected to last until 4:00 PM.  The impacted areas will be homes on the Sund Rd, Delezenne Rd, Raspberry Rd and Raspberry Ln.  All impacted customers will receive notification phone calls from the PUD.

The outage will allow crews to continue a pole replacement project between Elma and Oakville, by moving distribution lines to new poles.

In preparation for this outage, customers are advised to take precautions with any electronic equipment such as computers, televisions, and microwaves by unplugging those items.  You should leave them disconnected until after the power has been fully restored. 

The outage duration of eight hours is only an estimate and power could be restored at any time as work is completed.  Therefore, it is not safe to do electrical work or repairs during that period.

The Grays Harbor Public Utility District is notifying customers near Brady of a planned power outage impacting homes on the East Brady Loop Road.  The outage will begin at 1:00 PM on Tuesday, August 17 and is expected to last until 3:00 PM, affecting roughly 30 customers.  The impacted areas will be homes including and past 92 East Brady Loop Rd to the end of the line.  All impacted customers will receive notification phone calls from the PUD.

The outage will allow crews to hang markers from distribution lines, making them visible to low flying aircraft.

In preparation for this outage, customers are advised to take precautions with any electronic equipment such as computers, televisions, and microwaves by unplugging those items.  You should leave them disconnected until after the power has been fully restored. 

The outage duration of two hours is only an estimate and power could be restored at any time as work is completed.  Therefore, it is not safe to do electrical work or repairs during that period.

A governors proclamation banning utility disconnects is scheduled to expire at the end of September, and if you have fallen behind on your PUD bill, call 360-532-4220 NOW so you can avoid the possible disconnection of PUD services. Customer Service staff can set up long term pay arrangements to pay down an outstanding balance and have information on assistance programs designed to help customers who are struggling to pay their PUD bills.