Temporary Service

Skamania County PUD has two temporary services available, overhead and underground. During the site visit the Skamania PUD Representative will advise which route to take.

Overhead Temporary Service

  • Provide the meter base, PVC conduit, support, conductor (up to the weather head/service mast) and paneling based on the size of service needed.
  • Install temporary service pole within 30 feet of the transformer pole and no closer than 10 feet.
  • Have meter base inspected and approved by the Washington State Department of Labor and Industries. Permit and inspection sticker must be displayed.
  • Service drop conductor must maintain a minimum height of 12 feet over open space and 18 feet over driveways.
  • Consult and electrician or Washington State Department of Labor and Industries Electrical Inspector for current NEC guidelines for service entrance, meter base and grounding codes.
  • Once permanent service has been inspected, the PUD will de-energize the temporary service and remove the meter.

Overhead temporary service diagram

Underground Temporary Service

  • Provide the meter base, PVC conduit, support, conductor and paneling based on the size of service needed (if temporary service is not located near a transformer, the PUD will provide and install the conductor at customer’s expense).
  • Locate temporary service adjacent to but no closer than 3 feet from a Skamania County PUD pedestal or transformer with a minimum of at least 8 feet of extra conductor (measured at the transformer) for termination.
  • Have meter base inspected and approved by the Washington State Department of Labor and Industries. Permit and inspection sticker must be displayed.
  • Consult and electrician or Washington State Department of Labor and Industries Electrical Inspector for current NEC guidelines for service entrance, meter base and grounding codes.
  • Once permanent service has been inspected, the PUD will de-energize the temporary service, abandon the underground conductor and remove the meter.

Underground Temporary Service