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.

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. 

The Grays Harbor PUD Board of Commissioners have voted to appoint Jon Martin of Ocean Shores to fill the District Three seat vacated by the retirement of Russ Skolrood.  Martin was one of six applicants for the seat and is tentatively scheduled to be sworn in by the board’s next meeting on August 2nd.

“We had a great group of candidates put their names in for the seat and in the end we got a great commissioner with a lot of experience in both the business and political areas that he has worked in,” said Board Vice President Arie Callaghan.  “We’ve got a lot of work to do for the customers of the PUD and I’m looking forward to working with Jon on those projects.”

“I want to congratulate Jon on his appointment and thank all the applicants for being willing to get involved in the management of their PUD,” said Board Secretary Dave Timmons.  “Jon brings so much experience to the board and I am really looking forward to working with him.”

A local businessman, Ocean Shores City Council President, and incoming Chairman of the Board of Greater Grays Harbor, Inc., Martin says he is eager for the opportunity to work with the PUD and be a voice for its customers.

“I’m so excited to get to work with the PUD staff and my fellow board members to be an advocate for public power in Grays Harbor,” said Martin.  “I think the PUD has done a lot to make itself a valuable asset to the communities and customers it serves and I am looking forward to continuing that mission.”

As an appointee to an elected position, Martin’s seat will be up for election in November of 2022.  If elected at that time, he will serve the remaining four years of the existing term in office.