Power Lines E-Newsletter
Issue #146, March 2017
March is the Month to Enroll in Our Budget Pay Program

Using Budget Pay, you pay the same amount each month, all year long. There is no guesswork when you receive your bill.

"I think the Budget Pay program is great. I use it because there are no surprises for one year, from February to February. It makes it much easier to budget that way," said Diana P., a Budget Pay customer in St. Helens.

We enroll customers in Budget Pay in March. To enroll, you must have a zero balance and at least 12 months history with us. Each year in March, we review usage to set the monthly bill for the coming year.

Learn more about Budget Pay by calling customer accounts at (503) 397-0590 or visiting www.crpud.net/budgetpay.

See Us at the Home & Garden Show April 8-9

Be sure to stop by our booth at The 2017 Chronicle Home & Garden Show. Our Energy Experts will be on hand in the Columbia County Fairgrounds Pavilion from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on April 8 and 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on April 9.

Our Energy Experts will provide information on a number of energy efficiency rebates and programs, including weatherization, electric heat, and water heating.

Tickets can be printed for free at home. They are free at The Chronicle office and St. Helens Community Credit Union if picked up in advance, or $3 at the door the day of the show. 

Subdivision 4 Representative Jake Carter
PUD Board President Jake Carter
Floating Homes Annexation Moves Forward

Voters who live in floating homes in Multnomah Channel will vote whether to annex into the PUD's political boundary during the May 16, 2017, election. The Multnomah County Board of Commissioners unanimously passed a resolution on February 23, 2017, calling for annexation measures to be placed on the ballots in Columbia and Multnomah Counties for the May election.

"By approving this resolution today, you can set in motion the election process to help provide these customers with representation on the CRPUD Board," PUD Board President Jake Carter said to the commissioners.

Learn more at www.crpud.net/annexation.

Nominate a Senior Woman for the My Fair Lady Pageant

Do you know a fabulous senior woman who volunteers in our community?Please nominate her for the 2017 My Fair Lady Court by April 7, 2017.

The court participates in various activities throughout the year. 2016 Queen Claudia Oblack said she has enjoyed the experience.

"It has just been a wonderful, rewarding experience for me. I've met some of the most amazing people and enjoyed my time with all of them," Oblack said. "I've really enjoyed being a part of that whole thing."

Nomination forms are available at the RSVP office in St. Helens and online at www.crpud.net/myfairlady. 

Sign Up for Auto Pay and Paperless Billing

Simplify your monthly bills by enrolling in our Auto Pay and Paperless Billing programs.


"We do it for two reasons. One, I don't have to think about it," said Simon D., a Scappoose customer enrolled in both programs. "Two, it's nice because I just don't have paper come to my house. The less trees we can cut down the better."


Learn more about the Auto Pay program at www.crpud.net/autopay. Find out about Paperless Billing at www.crpud.net/paperless. Or call our Customer Accounts department at (503) 397-0590 for details.


Call Before You Dig

If you're planning to dig, be sure to call 8-1-1 first. Oregon law requires you contact the utility locating service at least two working days prior to digging. This helps prevent dangerous cuts into gas or electric lines. Learn more at www.digsafelyoregon.com.

Congratulations to our First Community Hero

Congratulations to Shanna Duggan, our Community Hero for January. Shanna was nominated for inspiring women to exercise, supporting local businesses, and motivating people to try new things. See a video detailing her activities at www.crpud.net/hero.


We will honor a new hero each month. Make your nomination at www.crpud.net/hero.