Issue #175, August 2019
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5 Easy Ways to Save Money this Summer
  1. Close doors, windows, and curtains on hot days, and open them at night when it's cooler to let breezes through.
  2. Keep your cooling thermostat set around 78 degrees.
  3. Use fans instead of air conditioning.
  4. Cook more meals in your microwave or BBQ instead of your stove.
  5. Dry laundry on a clothesline.

Kids' Coloring Contest Starts Now
Carter T. finished in 1st place for our 7-year-old division in 2018.

Our 2019 Coloring Contest is underway for children ages 5-12 who live in our service area.

To enter, color this picture, fill out the form, and return it to the PUD by Sept. 19. 

Please return entries to: 

Columbia River PUD
64001 Columbia River Hwy
Deer Island, OR 97054

Please Call Us Before Adding Electric Load

If you are adding electric load to your home or business, please call us first. This may include building a shop or greenhouse, adding a heat pump or EV charger, or adding other equipment.

When you add load, you risk overloading our equipment and damaging it. If you add load without first notifying us, you are responsible for repair time and costs.

Please contact our Engineering Department at (503) 397-0760 or by email before adding load.

Stay Comfortable All Year by Upgrading Your Heating and Cooling System

Ductless heat pumps and central heat pumps both provide affordable comfort year-round. We offer rebates for the installation of both systems.

Ductless heat pumps qualify for rebates ranging from $400 to $1,200.

Central heat pump systems qualify for rebates ranging from $300 to $1,200.

Keep Drones Away from Power Lines

Please be careful when flying drones and keep them away from power lines.

Getting too close could affect or disable your drone's signal. Landing on a power line could cause a power outage or damage your machine.

If you are operating a drone that contacts a power line, please call us immediately at (503) 397-1844. Do not try removing the drone.

Enter Our Calendar Photo Contest
Photo by Holly Erickson

Have a great shot of Columbia County? Send it to us! We are accepting entries for our 2020 Calendar Photo Contest until September 5.

The calendar includes scenic pictures of Columbia County. It prints in landscape format. Please submit high-resolution images suitable to print at 12.25 inches wide by 9.25 inches tall.

See how you can enter this year's contest

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