Clark Public Utilities

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Clark Public Utilities is a customer-owned utility providing electric and water service in Clark County, Washington. A municipal corporation organized under the laws of the state of Washington, the utility was formed by a vote of the people in 1938. We currently provide

  • electric service to more than 192,000 customers and
  • water service to more than 31,000 homes and businesses.

Operations of the two systems are financially independent.

Over the past several years, we have worked hard to cut our operating costs as much as possible. As a result, we operate much more efficiently than other public utility districts in Washington. According to Washington Public Utility District Association statistics:

  • Each of our employees serves an average of 542 customers, compared to a statewide PUD average of only 266 customers per employee.
  • Our annual operating costs per customer are just $349, compared to a statewide PUD average of $640.


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