River Road Fire Safety Improvements

Chelan PUD has identified the overhead utilities along this section of River Road as a candidate for undergrounding because it meets several criteria for fire risk and constructability. This project will help reduce the risk of wildfire ignition during extreme weather conditions.

This project is part of a larger plan to reduce fire risk in the most vulnerable areas of the county. That plan includes equipment upgrades and pruning trees and shrubs away from lines.
Map of River Rd Fire Safety Improvements location

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If you have questions or comments about the project, please email customeroutreach@chelanpud.org or call (509) 661-8563.

June 2022 update

The PUD hosted a Neighborhood Meeting on June 11, 2022 in Plain to inform stakeholders about the project and discuss potential impacts to properties.

If you were unable to attend the meeting and you received a "Red, Blue or Purple" postcard, please email customeroutreach@chelanpud.org so we can further discuss the project and potential impacts to your property.

  • RED: Based on the preliminary design, your property has been identified as one where we likely need to obtain an underground utility easement for this project to move forward. Project staff would like to review the preliminary design and provide more information about easements. 
  • BLUE: Our records show that your property is currently served by overhead secondary service. Project staff would like to discuss options for undergrounding your secondary service. 
  • PURPLE: If you received a purple postcard, your property is impacted by both an easement and currently has an overhead service. Please see information for both Red and Purple groups. 
If you received a white postcard, your property has not been identified as having additional impacts from the project.

Impacted Parcels Map