12918 Park Avenue
PO Box 44426
Tacoma, WA 98448-0426
Telephone: (253) 531-5666
Fax: (253) 531-2684
Water Rate Increase
Your Board has determined that it is in the best interest of the membership of PL&W Co to begin a concrete piping replacement program in 2014. Approximately 60 miles of concrete piping infrastructure needs replacing. Therefore a 20% rate increase was approved effective May 1, 2013 to build funds dedicated solely to the concrete piping replacement program while keeping your Water Department financially sound.
Currently there are concrete pipes of various sizes in the ground that provide transmission of water to our neighborhoods. In its day, this was state of the art piping that replaced the old wooden mains. But now the piping that was installed so many years ago has exceeded its useful life. Your Board has determined that there are two ways of dealing with the aged main infrastructure. It can be replaced as it fails (main breaks) which is always too costly and dangerous, or the piping can be replaced on a systematic basis which will reduce liability and provide reliable service. Parkland Light & Water Company is a cost based, non-profit debt free cooperative. This rate increase will allow us to remain debt free while continuing to provide quality service now and in the future.
Your Board will continue to balance the lowest rates possible with a high level of quality for our membership.
Board and Management of Parkland Light & Water Company