...a community-owned and governed utility, created to provide safe, reliable and cost-based electric and wholesale telecommunication services...
Mason County PUD No. 3 strives to physically read every one of over 32,000 meters each month. However, occasional weather conditions, locked gates, overly protective dogs or other circumstances may prevent PUD 3 personnel from doing so. In these cases meter readings are estimated and "Estimated Billing" is printed on the customer's bill.
In these cases, PUD staff will estimate a customer's usage based on the length of the billing cycle, previous usage for corresponding billing periods and weather conditions.
If an estimated bill is issued, it is advisable to verify the estimated reading shown on the statement with the actual reading on the meter. (Meter reading instructions are printed on the back of each billing statement.) Any difference between estimated and actual usage will automatically be corrected on the next bill when an actual read is obtained.