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Articles written by Sy Patterson

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  • PUD report

    Sy Patterson|Jul 11, 2024

    Wahkiakum PUD met on the morning of July 2 and received the welcome news that the department of ecology fully funded the engineering project to extend the Westend water system over the Grays River bridge to Salme Hill. This grant for $395,000 will get the ball rolling, and has been a top priority for residents on the Westend of Wahkiakum county. The PUD shared pictures of the finished looping project that has taken place on Puget Island. Wahkiakum PUD tied water mains together to make the system more resilient. The next part of the project...

  • PUD report

    Sy Patterson|Jun 27, 2024

    The Wahkiakum PUD met on the chilly morning of June 18th. Unlike most mornings, PUD had a delightfully brief show and tell that, unfortunately for me, took place outside where we celebrated the arrival of the new bucket truck. After a little over three years of waiting, Wahkiakum PUD finally welcomed this beautiful 2023 Ford F550xl. The new bucket truck was ordered to replace the 2014 little bucket truck. To their demise, the 2014 Little Bucket Truck proved to be the little engine that blew. The new bucket truck nicknamed the Big Bucket Truck,...

  • PUD Meeting focuses on trees and power lines

    Sy Patterson|Jun 13, 2024

    The Wahkiakum Public Utility District met on the first Tuesday of June. One of the key take aways from this meeting was the approval of Resolution no. 1286. This resolution is a vegetation management policy, otherwise known as the tree trimming policy. The purpose of this is to create a productive vegetation maintenance program, essentially helping Wahkiakum PUD deliver electric and water services in a safe and timely manner. The overall goal is to help the public understand that the number one cause of outages is falling trees. This policy...