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Enhancing quality of life is central to Chelan County PUD’s mission. Your vision will help us as we explore ways your PUD might play a leading or supporting role in enhancing quality of life in Chelan County both now and for generations that follow.

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Did you know?

  • Chelan PUD owns 14 park facilities in Chelan and Douglas Counties.
  • Between 1978 and 1995, the PUD spent $67 million developing its 14 facilities.
  • Lincoln Rock, Daroga and Confluence State Parks are owned by the PUD.
  • PUD Parks cover more than 700 acres.
  • We welcome 2.5 million visitors each year.
  • Chelan PUD is currently undertaking a $7.3M rebuilding of Entiat Park, to meet license requirements.
  • The PUD’s park system annual operational budget is $4.5M.
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Your input will be used by a team of PUD employees and community members studying options for the future of Parks & Recreation. This is the first in several rounds of conversation, and your contact information will help us keep you connected.

Did you know?

  • Chelan County PUD entered the water utility business in 1974.
  • The PUD operates four retail water systems serving a combined 5,700 connections—including 5,350 residential and 350 commercial/industrial customers.
  • Chelan County PUD entered the wastewater business by a vote of the people in 1975.
  • The PUD operates wastewater systems at Lake Wenatchee, Peshastin and Dryden.
  • Wastewater systems serve approximately 450 residential and commercial customers, collecting and treating about 29 million gallons of effluent per year.
  • Read more about Water & Wastewater
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Did you know?

  • The Chelan County PUD Fiber network transports Cable TV, Plain old Telephone Service and Internet Data Services.
  • Information is transmitted over fiber optics by light—and the speed of light is 299,792,458 meters per second. This is 186,000 miles per second or about 671 million miles per hour!
  • 29,903 premises have access to the fiber system and 12,434 premises are connected to one or more types of service (phone, internet, video) through Service Providers.
  • The core network has about 100 Gbps of capacity, the equivalent of 20,000 HD movies streaming simultaneously.
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Did you know?

  • In Chelan County, 93% of existing homes and 99% of new homes are electrically heated, compared with 53% for the region.
  • Electric rates in Chelan County are 3.2 cents per kilowatt-hour, compared with the state average of 8.5 cents.
  • The State of Washington’s Climate and Legislative Workgroup identifies on-road gasoline usage as the largest source of greenhouse gas emissions in the state.
  • Electric Vehicles (EV) cost 25% of what a gasoline powered vehicle does on a dollar per mile basis.
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Your input will be used by a team of PUD employees and community members studying options for how local, Chelan County electricity could power the future. This is the first in several rounds of conversation, and your contact information will help us keep you connected.

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  • Chelan PUD returned $7.7 million of funds in the form of taxes back to the state and local entities, not including sales tax paid on items bought for use.
  • Conservation incentives lower bills, increase wholesale revenue (which supports low rates), and support local businesses that sell and install conservation measures.
  • Annual economic benefit from sporting events at Walla Walla and Kirby Billingsley Hydro Park is estimated at $2.4M.
  • Chelan PUD does have some constraints as to what can be funded. These constraints are determined by State law and federal operating licenses.
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Your input will be used by a team of PUD employees and community members studying options for the future of Economic Development. This is the first in several rounds of conversation, and your contact information will help us keep you connected.

Did you know?

  • Our hydropower assets are the core of our financial strength—and they allow us to have such low electric rates.
  • Our goal is 99.97% electric distribution system reliability.
  • One opportunity for energy conservation savings is our own headquarters building.
  • When Rocky Reach dam was first built with seven generators in 1956, it was designed with the foresight to accommodate additional turbines, added in 1969-71.
  • Chelan County PUD creates about 650 quality jobs and attracts top talent from around the country.
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Your input will be used by a team of PUD employees and community members studying options for reinvestment in your PUD's facilities, people, distribution systems, and hydro assets. This is the first in several rounds of conversation, and your contact information will help us keep you connected.

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