Message From the Manager
Feb 2020 IMPORTANT NOTICE! King County Can Charge Rent to Utilities for Use of Public Right of Way
The Washington State Supreme Court just ruled that King County may charge rent to water, sewer, gas and electric utilities for use of public right of way. The Court’s ruling will significantly increase the cost of utility operations and will result in increases in your electric bills. The specific amount is not presently known because the County’s new rent charge has not been finalized. We don’t know when rent will commence (it may have already commenced due to retroactive provisions of King County rules) and when the Board will adjust the rates to cover this new added cost. Please see the the full details in the Tanner Memo below that is being mailed out to our members as a bill stuffer in the March TEC bills.