New Combined Irrigation Rates
After extensive review by staff, input from our Rate Advisory Committee and approval from the Board of Commissioners, customers served under the Small Agriculture Irrigation Service Rate Schedule (No. 3) and Large Agricultural Irrigation Service Rate Schedule (No. 4) will be combined into one rate class and served under one rate schedule effective January 1, 2018. Franklin PUD believes this change will provide mutual benefits for both the irrigation customers and Franklin PUD.
Extensive research has been done by staff to ensure the combined rate fairly allocates associated fixed system costs and variable energy costs to the combined irrigation class. The combined irrigation rate will be finalized later this year to be effective on January 1, 2018.