P.O. Box 500
1492 Wind River Hwy
Carson, Washington 98610
Planned Outage Notification - Friday December 15, 2017
12/12/17 1:00 PM- Skamania PUD will be taking a planned power outage to complete emergency repairs at the Cape Horn substation. This will affect all customers on the west end of the County from Smith-Cripe Road (MP 30) west to the County line. The 6-hour outage will start this Friday night, December 15, at 11:50 pm and is estimated to run through 6:00 am Saturday morning. This outage was scheduled because a heat seeking camera recently identified a hot connection that needs repaired to prevent failure of the overhead equipment. If left unrepaired, an equipment failure would lead to a much longer and unplanned outage. Please check back to our website for updates.
Demand on Skamania PUD’s water resources comes from many sources, including population growth, environmental regulation (protecting fish, wildlife and recreation), aging infrastructure resulting in water leaks and business development. Efficient use of water resources ensures a reliable water supply for existing customers and opportunity for community growth and development.
Water Use Efficiency
In 2007, the Washington State Department of Health (DOH) established a Water Use Efficiency Program to ensure efficient operation and management of water systems. With the program came new requirements for municipal water suppliers to set conservation goals and report their performance annually to customers and the DOH.
Through a public forum process, the PUD established measurable water-saving goals for the next six years for both the supply and demand components of the Carson and Underwood water systems. These goals provide a benchmark to measure the success of the PUD’s Water Use Efficiency Program.
The goals are as follows:
- Reduce the residential peak day demand by 2% over a 6-year period
- Reduce the peak day demand by 12 gallons per day
Carson Water Use Efficiency Report
Underwood Water Use Efficiency Report