Proposed 2023 Placeholder Operating and Capital Budgets

This year, our staff is making changes to the way we normally handle our budget adoption process. For this year’s budget process, we will be proposing a placeholder budget, a budget created to meet all statutory requirements and provide our best prediction of next year’s anticipated costs. With the steady rise in costs of our chemicals, fuel, power, and materials, our goal is to revisit the placeholder budget in November, and pass a budget and rates no later than December 31st with our best estimates of costs and inflation projections.

 Here are our plans for development and adoption of a budget for 2023:

Friday, September 2nd: The proposed placeholder budgets will be published here on our website.


Monday, October 3rd: A Public Hearing is scheduled for Monday, October 3, 2022, prior to adoption of the placeholder budget for 2023. PUD staff will deliver a presentation on the budget, and members of the public will have the opportunity to provide testimony. The Public Hearing will be a hybrid meeting, held in-person at PUD Headquarters (1230 Ruddell Road SE, Lacey, WA 98503) and via the Zoom video conferencing platform.

If you cannot attend the Public Hearing, we encourage you to submit written testimony to our office. Please direct any written testimony as follows:

 By Mail:

Thurston PUD Board of Commissioners

1230 Ruddell Road SE

Lacey, WA 98503

By Email:

By Fax:

(360) 357-1172

 Please note: written testimony must be received no later than Friday, September 30, 2022, to become part of public record for this Public Hearing.

 Date:     Monday, October 3, 2022

Start Time:     5:00 p.m.


Phone Number:     (253) 215-8782

Webinar ID:     850 9037 0926

We recommend that members of the public attend virtually due to space constraints and social distancing concerns. Members of the public are welcome to join these meetings from a personal computer or a mobile device. If you wish to attend by telephone, please use the information listed above to dial into the webinar.


November 15 & November 22: Public Hearings on the proposed budget and rates will be held on November 15 and November 22 to take testimony from our customers. The amended 2023 Budget and 2023 Rates, Fees, and Charges will be adopted by the last meeting of the year, no later than December 31, 2022.


Adopted 2022 Rates

The PUD Board of Commissioners adopted the 2022 Budget, Rates, Fees, Charges, and Surcharges on September 28, 2021.

Public Hearings were held via the Zoom video conferencing platform on September 14, 2021 and September 21, 2021.


2022 Adopted Operating Budget - General Fund

2022 Adopted Operating Budget - Water Fund

2022 Adopted Capital Budget (with detail)


2022 Adopted Rates, Fees, Charges, and Surcharges - PUD Standard Rates

Bill Impact Scenarios - PUD Standard Rates


2022 Adopted Rates, Fees, Charges, and Surcharges - PUD Transitional Rates

Bill Impact Scenarios - Pattison and Coppermill Customers

Bill Impact Scenarios - Glen Alder Customers

Bill Impact Scenarios - Country Club Estates Customers