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  • Snohomish County PUD Appoints New Commissioner

    Sidney Logan to Join PUD Board

    The Snohomish County Public Utility District Board of Commissioners today announced it has appointed Sidney (Sid) Logan of Arlington, Wash., as PUD commissioner for District 1. Logan fills the vacancy of former Commissioner Dave Aldrich who retired in December 2016.  Logan will take the oath of office during the Board of Commissioners meeting on March 28.

    “We were impressed by Sid’s background, particularly his energy management work with schools and experience working in other energy industry sectors,” said PUD Commission President Toni Olson. “He will be a strong advocate for customer interests and is a solid addition to the Snohomish Board.”

    Logan worked for eight years as the Executive Director of Operations for the Arlington School District. He also has worked as an engineer and consultant in the oil and gas industry, including for Shell Oil Company. His community service experience includes serving on the Arlington-Smokey Point Chamber of Commerce and several school PTAs and advisory committees. He holds a bachelor of science in petroleum engineering from the University of Alaska

    Logan’s term will run through December 31, 2018. A subsequent two-year term for District 1, which begins January 1, 2019, will go before local voters during the November 2018 general election.

  • PUD Reminds You: Dig Safely with Outdoor Projects

    Be Safety Smart: Call Ahead to Locate Underground Utility Lines

    There’s warmer weather coming soon, and many of us will be tackling outdoor projects. Snohomish County Public Utility District reminds its customers to plan ahead to prevent accidentally hitting an underground utility line when digging.

    PUD customers should use the “Call Before You Dig” hotline at 811 at least two working days ahead of time before starting a digging project of more than 12 inches deep, including landscaping, remodeling and fencing. The 811 hotline staff will work to provide the locations of lines that serve power, gas, water, sewer and/or telephone utilities that are located along the right of way of a resident’s property.

    The PUD owns and maintains underground services on private property for residential single family homes and will mark lines up to customers’ meters. Apartment buildings, schools and mobile home parks may need to retain a private locator, depending on meter locations. Private locators are available to provide this service for a fee.

    The “Call Before You Dig” 811 hotline is a free service, which is required by law. Severed utility cables or water lines not only inconvenience people, they are expensive to repair. If you dig in and interrupt power or water service, it is restored at your cost. Be sure to call ahead!

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