P.O. Box 500
1492 Wind River Hwy
Carson, Washington 98610

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Phone: 509-427-5126
Toll-Free 800-922-5329

Will the Meter Readers lose their jobs?

March 16th, 2021 by Melanie Sharp

No. It is expected that through attrition and training in other job-specific skills, both the permanent and temporary Meter Readers will be reassigned to other important…

I heard that the PUD may have installed some advanced meters already. Is one installed at my house?

February 9th, 2021 by Sarah Nelson

The PUD conducted testing of 74 randomly selected water meters in the Carson and Underwood water systems to evaluate the existing meter accuracy. All customers that…

What are the next steps in this project?

February 9th, 2021 by Sarah Nelson

Skamania PUD staff and board members are currently gathering more information and evaluating advanced meters. This includes researching existing information, discussions with other utilities in the…

When will meters be installed at my house?

February 9th, 2021 by Sarah Nelson

If the board approves the Advanced Metering Project, then the design and permitting of the project would be scheduled to start in May 2021. The project…

What is the cost of advanced meters?

February 9th, 2021 by Sarah Nelson

The total cost of the project is estimated at $4.52 million dollars with $2.76 million for Phase 1 and $1.76 million for Phase 2. The project…

Is there any grant funding available for this project?

February 9th, 2021 by Sarah Nelson

The Board approved the request from staff to apply for a $500,000 Washington State Department of Commerce Energy Efficiency Grant. The grant would help offset some…

What is Advanced Metering and how does it work?

February 9th, 2021 by Sarah Nelson

Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI) uses a two-way communication device that measures and transmits electric and water data. This data provides accurate water and electric usage along…

Where can I find out more information about advanced meters?

February 9th, 2021 by Sarah Nelson

World Health Organization Radiation: Electromagnetic Fields American Cancer Society – Smart Meters Federal Communications Commission Radio Frequency Safety U. S. Energy Information Administration Frequently Asked Questions…

How are advanced meters beneficial?

February 9th, 2021 by Sarah Nelson

Advanced meters offer important customer benefits over our current meters: Outage Notifications. Skamania PUD’s current meters do not have the capability to send outage alerts. The…

Who else has advanced meters?

February 9th, 2021 by Sarah Nelson

Utilities in Washington State have employed advanced meters for over a decade. The following Washington utilities have either installed an advanced meter system or are in…

Are advanced meters safe?

February 9th, 2021 by Sarah Nelson

Advanced meters must meet safety requirements and standards spelled out in the National Electric Safety Code (NESC). Public service commissions require independent certification proving that advanced…

Should I be concerned about health effects of radio frequencies?

February 9th, 2021 by Sarah Nelson

An in-depth review of the scientific literature by the World Health Organization (WHO) revealed that the small amount of radiofrequency (RF) energy produced by advanced meters…

How will you protect my privacy?

February 9th, 2021 by Sarah Nelson

We take your privacy very seriously. No customer-identifying data – such as names and addresses – is stored in the meters or transmitted across the network….

What if I don’t want an advanced meter?

February 9th, 2021 by Sarah Nelson

The PUD will offer our customers an option to “opt-out” of having an advanced meter. The customer would pay the monthly difference in cost for the…