The following taxes will be added to your bill:
- Lakewood Utility Tax of 5% (Lakewood Residents Only)
- Washington State Public Utility Tax of 3.8734%
Payments & Due Dates
The current balance is due upon receipt and becomes delinquent 28 days from the bill date.
Delinquent accounts shall be assessed a late charge of $20 or 10%, whichever is greater, and electric service may be discontinued without further notice.
Checks returned by a financial institution shall be assessed a service charge of $40.
- 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. (Office Hours)
- 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. (Service Hours)
- Monday through Thursday
Friday, Saturday, Sunday, and all recognized holidays are not considered regular business days.
- Non-Payment Service Disconnections – Service to residential self-contained meters disconnected for non-payment is deemed terminated at the designated cut-off time and an $85 service charge will be added to the next billing cycle. All residential and commercial meters which are eligible for automatic reconnection will be reconnected within two hours of payment.
- C.T. Meter Non-Payment – When service is discontinued to C.T., 480 Volt r, or 3-phase meter for non-payment, the actual cost, in addition to all previous billings shall be collected.
- Service Disconnection Exceeding 6 Months – If service has been disconnected for 6 months or more, a state (L&I) inspection is required before reconnection. L&I inspectors may require wiring to be brought up to current codes. Also, before reconnection, we will inspect meter connections for safety and may require replacement at the customer’s expense.
Additional Billing Situations
- Denying Access to Meter – When access to the meter is denied for any reason and service is disconnected at the source of supply, the prevailing cost of labor and materials will be charged for reconnection. If a crew is dispatched and the service issue is determined to be on the customer’s side of the meter service, the prevailing cost of labor and materials will be billed to the customer.
- Maintaining Weatherhead and Related Equipment – It is the Corporation’s responsibility to maintain service to the Weatherhead or URD meter base. It shall be the customer’s responsibility for equipment beyond the Weatherhead or URD meter base, excluding the meter.
- After Service Hours – If an “After Service Hours” call (see ‘Business Hours’ above), is determined to be a customer problem, the prevailing cost will be billed to the customer.
- Repairs – If an electrical contractor cannot respond in a timely manner, the Corporation may choose to make the repair, and bill the actual cost to the customer.
- New or Reactivated Accounts – A $20 setup fee will be charged for all new or reactivated accounts.
- Multi-Family Dwelling Unit Accounts – Payment for service on account of all individually metered multi-family dwelling units shall be the sole responsibility of the Member who owns the property. The Corporation reserves the right but shall have no duty to accept payments from third parties on account of any Member.
- Requesting Copies of Bills – At the option of the Corporation or upon request of a Member, the Corporation will send billings or copies thereof to the resident of the property to which the Membership relates when such resident is someone other than the Member. However, the Member will remain liable for all unpaid charges for such service.
- Payment of Attorney’s Fees – Should it become necessary for the Corporation to engage the services of an attorney in order to collect sums due it from any Member, the Member shall reimburse the Corporation for all attorney’s fees and/or costs incurred in that regard.
- Bankruptcy – In case of bankruptcy, the corporation shall require a certified check or cash deposit from the customer equal to at least 2 months of peak consumption within 20 days of filing for bankruptcy.
- Meter Seal Replacement – To replace a meter seal that has been removed without prior approval, the customer will be charged $100. Tampering with and or damaging Corporation metering facilities shall result in a charge of $1000 plus the actual cost of repair or replacement of metering facilities.