Schuyler Burkhart Hired as Next PUD General Manager

The Grays Harbor PUD Board of Commissioners has completed the hiring process of the utility’s next general manager.  On Monday, the board passed a resolution officially naming Schuyler Burkhart to the office. Burkhart has served as the PUD Engineering Director since 2014 and will replace Dave Ward, who will retire from the PUD at the end of February.

“I am grateful to the board for their support and confidence and excited for the opportunity to serve the Grays Harbor

Columbia River EIS ‘will allow utilities to keep the lights on’

The Grays Harbor PUD has released the following statement of the release of the final Columbia River System Operations Environmental Impact Statement(EIS), which recognizes the value of hydropower to the Pacific Northwest and the Lower Snake River Dams:

“Four years of testimony from stakeholders, examination of the best science available, and consideration of opinions from every conceivable position have led to

Contact PUD Customer Service with billing concerns

Keeping the lights on and providing customer service remain the priorities for the Grays Harbor PUD as the utility adapts to the new reality of business amidst the COVID-19 crisis.

“Utility crews continue to maintain the PUD system and respond to outages and our customer service office has changed some practices but continue to work with our customers,” said General Manager Dave Ward.  “The utility will adapt to this new reality and continue to provide the critical services our customers

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The PUD has multiple COVID-19 Assistance Program for customers who need assistance paying their bills due to economic hardships resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic. Disconnects for non-payment and late fees are currently suspended per Governor's Proclamation 20-23.7.