12918 Park Avenue
PO Box 44426
Tacoma, WA 98448-0426
Telephone: (253) 531-5666
Fax: (253) 531-2684
Energy Efficient Program
Energy Efficiency Incentive for Window and Doors
Do You Qualify For Energy Assistance?
Energy Efficiency Credit
Fuel Mix Report
"Hydropower Flows Here!"
Touch a Truck 2017
"Board Member Janet Detering proudly presents Magdelina Mitchell with Parkland Light & Water's 2018 academic scholarship. Congratulations Magdelina !"
NO ELECTRIC RATE INCREASE IN 2018
APPROXIMATE 2% WATER RATE INCREASE EFFECTIVE APRIL 1, 2018
Parkland Light & Water Company is pleased to announce that there will NOT be an electric rate increase in 2018, however, an approximate 2% water rate increase will go into effect April 1, 2018.
Monthly, your Board of Trustees reviews PL&W's financials, to include details regarding cash receivables, cash disbursements and cash position (capital and operational).
Additionally, your Board of Trustees reviews in-depth a projected annual budget for the upcoming year. This annual budget includes proposed capital projects, projected revenues/expenses and budget assumptions.
2018 increase in expenses include items such as a 5.3% increase in power from BPA, 0.12% increase in transmission rates from BPA, a 2018 Spill Charge from BPA of $80,539, a 3% increase in labor and an average 1% increase in medical benefits. Additionally, PL&W has budgeted over $800,000 for AC main replacement in 2018.
Due to PLW's financial strength, PLW is able to absorb the majority of projected increases in operational expense during the 2018 calendar year.
Parkland Light & Water Company continues to remain one of the lowest cost electric utilities in the county and state. As always, please call if you have any questions.
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Be aware of scammers in the Parkland area!
Con artists are impersonating Parkland Light & Water employees to try to scam you out of your money!
Scam 1: A Parkland Light & Water customer reported a male impersonating a utility employee arrived at her home demanding money immediately to avoid a disconnection. He was dressed in white coveralls with a "Light & Water Services" name tag and a "Light & Water Services" magnetic sign on his white van. The van did not have a license plate.
Scam 2: The caller impersonates Parkland Light & Water, stating the customer will be disconnected unless the customer pays their utility bill immediately. The caller asks the customer to pay using either a prepaid credit card or to meet them at a specific location with cash.
Just a few things to remember: PL&W employees will not accept payments outside of the PL&W office and will not go to your home demanding payment. If you feel pressured for immediate payment or to give personal information, please call our customer service representatives for information on your account. Our hours of operation are Monday - Thursday 7:00 am to 5:30 pm.
On June 25 at approximately 11:30 AM Parkland Light & Water experienced a large outage, lasting about 75 minutes. The outage effected the West Central area and some of the North West Corner of our service area. The area extended from Tule Lk. Rd. S. to 112th St. S. and spanned from Spanaway Loop Road to "C' St. and Park Avenue in some instances. A faulted feeder cable tripped the circuit breaker at our substation, but the crew was able to switch around the bad cable and restore power to the service area via an alternate feed cable. Thank you for your patience as our crew worked safely and efficiently to correct the problem.
SCAM ARTISTS CONTINUE
Recently there have been attempts by criminals to steal money from our customers. These criminals claim that our customers will be disconnected if they don’t pay them immediately with a gift card or with cash. A customer will never be disconnected on a day when our business office is closed. If you have any questions please call our business office during normal business hours Monday through Thursday 7:00 am to 5:30 pm at (253) 531-5666.