Welcome to the District’s Budget Payment Plan. Instead of paying twelve (12) bills a year ranging from a high in the winter to a low in the summer, the District’s Budget Payment Plan will help average out your electricity bills and assist you in budgeting for utility expenses.
HERE’S HOW IT WORKS: While on the plan, your meter will be read around the 20th of each month and budget accounts will be billed approximately 5 to 7 days after. The payment due date for accounts set up on Budget Pay is the 15th of every month.
The budget payment amount is obtained from the most recent twelve (12) month billing history and is an average payment based on the previous 12 months billing history. If you do not have 12 months of billing history, the average payment will be calculated from the billing history of the previous residents.
MONTHLY PAYMENT PLAN REQUIREMENTS:
1. Must be a residential customer.
2. Any balance due must be paid before enrollment in the plan.
Each Budget Payment account will be analyzed and recalculated once a year, during the month of May. This recalculation may result in an increase or decrease in the monthly amount. This will depend on usage patterns and account balances at time of the recalculation. Your recalculated amount will be reflected on your June billing statement.
Budget accounts are monitored monthly to ensure the set budget amount is keeping up with the customer’s usage. If we find this is not happening, you will receive a letter advising that your budget amount will be increased.
No signed application is required. Apply in person or by telephone at any of the District’s offices—Okanogan, Omak, Oroville, Tonasket, Brewster or Twisp.
If you have any questions, please contact personnel at any District office.