Pay My Bill Get Fiber Residential Services Business Services Outage and Safety Center Conservation Rebates Start/Stop Services Update Your Account Information Community Services and Discounts Street Lighting Rates and Policies Contact Us Home / My PUD Services / Rates and Policies / Fees and Charges FAQs / Fees and Charges FAQs Fees and Charges Expand all Delegated Authority Per resolution 07-13163, dated September 10, 2007, the Board of Commissioners has authorized the General Manager to establish and administer the Electric, Water, Wastewater and Network Line Extension Fees and Charges. Utility Services Line Extension, Facility Modification policies, and Utility Service Regulations fees are designed to provide a fair and consistent method for providing Utility Services while adequately recovering costs. As new methods are developed and costs change, the District will review and adjust fees during the District's annual budget cycle, or as needed. Proposed changes will be communicated to the Board of Commissioners during regularly scheduled board meetings. Electrical Fees and Charges The customer shall pay all costs and fees in advance, including, but not limited to the costs of permits, easements, clearing and any other costs to provide service. Pre-Design and Engineering FeesFees are based upon the size and type of load requested. Pre-Design FeesHDL & Cryptocurrency or similar, up to <1000kW$900HDL & Cryptocurrency or similar, 1000kW - <5000kW$1,350All customers requesting 5000kW+$2,000HDL, Cryptocurrency or Similar Engineering Fees1Up to <300kW$450300kW - <1000kW$2,0001000kW - <5000kW$4,000Residential Engineering Fees Residential, single phase line extension to single residence$200Residential development, plat or short plat$450Agricultural, wind machines, irrigation pumps, shops$200Commercial and Industrial Engineering Fees Up to <300kW$450300kW - <5000kW$3,000Facility Modifications Single lot, private property$200Multi-lots or on public right of way$450SNAP and Distributed Generation (DG) Engineering FeesSNAP Single phase up to 25 kW$100SNAP/DG Three phase up to 25 kW$450DG Three phase above 25 kWEstimated Additional information regarding application handling for High Density Loads, Cryptocurrency or similar operations, and loads greater than 5MW is available in the Utility Services Electric Line Extension Policy. All service requests of 5000kW or greater are subject to the District’s Transmission and Generation Interconnection Requirements, processes and procedures. Engineering fees for solar installations for three phase and above 25kW will be estimated on an individual basis.Service Connection FeesService Connection Fees are determined by the service rating consistent with Washington State Department of Labor and Industries and are applicable to both new connections and capacity additions to existing services. Connection fees do not apply to temporary services. Service Connection Fees include the average, estimated costs of the transformer, meter, materials1, and install labor. The service connection type, size, and equipment size will be determined by the District in its sole discretion consistent with engineering guidelines. High Density Loads, Cryptocurrency and other loads, as determined by the District, may require transformer upsizing and metering upgrades. Connection fees for these loads will be estimated on an individual basis.Service RatingConnection Type and Fee 120/240V or 120/208V single phase120/208V three phase277/480V three phase1-100A$ 900$ 1,900$ 2,400101-200A$ 1,700$ 3,700$ 5,000201-400A$ 2,800$ 7,500$ 9,000401-600A$ 4,300$ 11,100$ 13,500601-800A$ 5,700$ 12,200$ 16,200801-1000A$ 5,900$ 15,300$ 20,2001001 and overEstimatedSpecial CircumstancesEstimatedNotes: Material includes CT’s, terminal blocks, cutouts, jumpers and other miscellaneous partsWire Installation ChargesStandard wire installation lengths are up to 150ft and are measured from the transformer location. Overhead services and wire lengths exceeding 150ft must obtain advance approval by the District. Wire Length0-75ft0-150ftAdd’l WireUnderground Wire (single phase)$ 350 $ 500 $3.40 /ftOverhead Wire (single phase)$ 200 $ 300 Wire Length0-150ft Underground Wire (three phase)$ 650 $6.90 /ftOverhead Wire (three phase)$ 450 $4.60 /ftNotes: Underground wire charges include riser if applicable.Other Service ChargesInstalled secondary handhole$485Installed secondary handhole, traffic rated$1035Secondary service pole$860Altered service (misc changes and upgrades)$250Secondary handhole (material only)$275Secondary handhole, traffic rated (material only)$825High Density Load (HDL) and Cryptocurrency Upfront Capital ChargePrior to approval of service or increase in capacity, HDL and Cryptocurrency Customers must pay an Upfront Capital Charge based upon the requested and confirmed available size of the new or increased amount of electric load. The Upfront Capital Charge is a one-time, dollars-per-kilowatt charge. In addition to the Upfront Capital Charge, HDL and Cryptocurrency Customers will be responsible for any line extension costs and applicable Fees and Charges as stated herein. Transmission & Distribution Upfront Capital Charges Per kilowattDistribution & Transmission (Wenatchee corridor)1$325Distribution & Transmission (all other areas excluding north of Leavenworth)2$720Connections over 5MW, based on engineering studyAt costWenatchee corridor includes substations located in Monitor, Olds Station, Wenatchee and Malaga.Excluded substations, where HDL and cryptocurrencies are not authorized, north of Leavenworth include Berne, Coles Corner, Plain, Lake Wenatchee and Summit.Net MeteringNet Metering includes the costs for meter and installation and the Producer must pay the following amounts at the time of Application.Net Metering meter and installation fee$305 Water System Fees and Charges Water & Wastewater Engineering and Application FeesEngineering and Application Fees depend upon the type of project involved and are due at the time the Application for new service is submitted. Fees are as follows:Connection TypeApplication FeeSingle lot, single service$200Short plat, subdivision, or other development$450Facility Modification Single lot, single service$200Short plat, subdivision, or other development$450Meter FeeDomestic Water Meter SizeMeter Fee5/8”$5101”$6001 ½” $8902”$1,1202” and above compound*See note3Notes: The Meter Fee shall be paid for installations where a chamber has been previously installed in accordance with District requirements to serve the property (such as subdivisions and other property developments).Additional costs will apply where no chamber exists to serve the property. Costs will be estimated at the time of application and must be paid in advance by the Customer.Additional costs will apply for 2” and above compound meters. Costs will be estimated at the time of application and must be paid in advance by the Customer.In addition to Meter fees, customers may be required to pay applicable line extension fees and a System Development Charge (SDC) prior to connection of service. Effective May 1, 2015, all new water services within the City of Wenatchee boundary will be charged an additional tax imposed by the City. This tax applies to the meter and line extension fees.Other Water FeesMaintenance Bond Fee 10% of the value of the workPerformance Bond for uncompleted Work 150% of the value of the estimated costs to complete the workFire hydrant flow test$280 (Per test)Water meter chamberEstimated or actual labor, equipment and materialsFire Hydrant charge, or otherEstimated or actual labor, equipment and materialsAnnual Backflow Assembly Inspection and Test$95 (Per test)System Development Charges (SDCs)System Development Charges (SDCs) for the water system are determined for an equivalent residential unit (ERU). Unless specifically provided for other wise, SDCs for connections involving more than one ERU are weighted by multiplying by a weighing factor based on AWWA safe operating capacity for displacement-type meters. SDCs shall be paid prior to connection. In addition to SDCs, the customer will be required to pay applicable chamber and meter fees.The SDCs for the water systems are as follows: Systems District systemsChelan FallsMeter sizeAWWAfactorCostCost5/8"1$2,372$2,9501"2.5$5,930$7,3751 1/2"5$11,859$14,7502"8$18,975$23,6003”15$35,580$44,2504”25$59,300$73,7506”50$118,600$147,5008”80$189,760$236,00010”115$272,780$339,250Notes:Olalla Canyon Water System has no System Development Charges (SDCs) as there are only 30 connections allowed for the system and all were accounted for by the LUD.Chelan Ridge Water System has no System Development Charges (SDCs) for properties within the system (Chelan Ridge Development, Division 1 & 11, lots 1 through 41, as shown in Exhibit C of the agreement with Azure Corporation). Properties outside the original system shall pay the 1” SDC charge for the Wenatchee System. All new customers will be required to pay the Meter and Chamber Installation Fees in effect at the time they connect to the system. Existing customers who already have meters will not be assessed a Meter Fee. All meters in the development are one (1) inch. Effective May 1, 2015, all new water services within the City of Wenatchee boundary will be charged an additional tax imposed by the City. This tax applies to the System Development Charges (SDCs)Private Hydrant And Fire Sprinkler Service Installation FeesAll costs for the installation of a private hydrant and/or sprinkler system service will be charged on a time and expense basis and will be paid for by the owner of said system. A monthly charge will apply. See Water Rate Schedules.Fire protection service connections are provide exclusively for fire protection only. For more information about permissible uses and unauthorized connections refer to Utility Service Regulation Section 68.Fire Hydrant Valve Usage ChargesFire hydrant valves are available seasonally and will not be installed under conditions where the assembly may be damaged such as freezing. All Water Systems:District OwnedCustomer OwnedDeposit Subject to Credit Approval$1,200.001- 0 -Purchase Amount- 0 -Actual CostInstallation and Removal$ 60.00$60.00Annual Inspection and Test Charge- 0 -Actual CostNotes:Deposit will be collected only if customer’s credit history is unsatisfactory. All deposits collected will be returned if hydrant valve is returned undamaged. Any customer who is not required to pay a deposit will be billed for all costs to repair or replace a damaged hydrant valve.Water consumption will be charged at the Quantity rate charged for the system it is used on. Water Rate Schedules.Connection Charge In Lieu Of AssessmentAreas benefitting from Sleepy Hollow water system improvementYEARZONE 1ZONE 2ZONE 3 2017$17,510$16,346$6,0632018$18,005$16,808$6,2342019$18,500$17,270$6,4052020$18,994$17,732$6,5772021$19,489$18,194$6,7482022$19,984$18,656$6,9202023$20,479$19,118$7,0912024$20,974$19,580$7,2622025$21,469$20,042$7,4342026$21,964$20,504$7,6052027$22,458$20,966$7,776 Fee is per connection, not per parcel Interest Rate = 6.5% Wastewater System Fees and Charges Wastewater Systems Development Charges (SDCs) System development charges (SDCs) for the wastewater systems are determined based on the volume and composition of wastewater discharged compared to that of a typical equivalent residential unit (ERU). Unless specifically provided for otherwise, an ERU shall be defined as 200 gallons per day, not exceeding any pollutant concentrations for high strength wastewater set forth in Section 78F of the Utility Service Regulations. The minimum SDC per connection shall be one ERU. System development charges shall be paid prior to connection. The SDCs for each ERU are as follows: Wastewater System SDCs per ERU Dryden $ 4,343 Lake Wenatchee/Peshastin $ 4,796 Note: Lake Wenatchee LUD #4 and Peshastin LUD #7 customers that did not originally sign up for a Part B connection to the system and now connect shall pay the above fee per Equivalent Residential Unit (ERU). Wastewater Facilities Fees Facilities required to provide wastewater service will be identified at the time of application and may include, but are not necessarily limited to service laterals, septic tank effluent pump (STEP) systems and metering equipment. The costs to install facilities will be estimated on an individual basis at the time of application and must be paid in advance by the Customer. Utility Service Regulations Fees and Charges Utility Service Regulations Section Item Fee 7a Landlord 72 hour Agreement Fees: Notifying the tenant Fee to disconnect service Fee to reconnect service $35 each 8A Security deposit $100 minimum 8A Unauthorized use Residential Security Deposit $1,000 8B Non-Residential Security deposit See Note2 10C Late payment charge 5% on unpaid balance 10D7 Service fee $35 13A Service Connection charge $16.50 13B Seasonal disconnect/reconnection charge $35 13B Remote disconnect/reconnect device See Note3 13C After hours connection charge $175 13D Reconnection charge $35 13D, 23 Unauthorized electric, water/wastewater connection charge $75 13E Returned check charge $15 20 Meter test fee – electric $25 20 Meter test fee - water $85 22 Investigation & Monitoring Meter Fees $1,400 22 Investigation & Monitoring Enforcement $2,000 22 Equipment Degradation – Residential $1,750 22 Equipment Degradation – Commercial Overhead $4,700 22 Equipment Degradation – Underground $8,000 53 Wastewater inspection fee $75 Effective May 1, 2015, all water services within the City of Wenatchee boundary will be charged an additional tax imposed by the City. Non-residential security deposit amount will be determined at the time of application on an individual basis. Remote disconnect device charge will be determined and billed prior to installation. REGULATORY REQUIRED FEES Item Fee Pole Attachment rate (per pole, per year)1 $27.00 This in an interim fee effective June 1, 2020.