Snohomish County PUD is encouraging customers to go paperless. Not only will customers protect their data, help the environment, and save the PUD money when they enroll in paperless billing, but for a limited time they will also receive a $5 off coupon code to be used on energy-efficient products in the PUD Marketplace.

All 140,000 PUD customers currently enrolled in paperless billing and any customers who enroll will receive the coupon code in an email.

The PUD is currently facing supply-chain challenges procuring commercial billing envelopes. To mitigate the issue, the PUD has bypassed conventional bidding processes to source additional envelopes and converted paper stock on hand into envelopes. Additionally, to help preserve existing stock for customers who need to pay by mail, customers who don’t traditionally pay by check will no longer be receiving a return envelope beginning in March.

“For now, we have enough envelopes to mail bills to customers, but unfortunately there is no guarantee that after the limited stock is exhausted, we will be able to acquire more,” said Julee Cunningham, PUD Director of Communications, Marketing and Business Readiness. “Because of that, we are encouraging any customers who do not require a paper bill to enroll in our paperless billing. It really is easy with many customer-friendly features. We appreciate support and the coupon to the Marketplace is our way of saying thank you.”

There are a number of benefits to going paperless and paying your bill online:

  • Save money on postage and don’t worry about trips to the post office to buy stamps.
  • Receive your billing statement sooner. Customers can view their information on the MySnoPUD customer portal as soon as it becomes available, with an option to view up to four years of past billing statements.
  • Prevent identity theft by keeping your bill out of the hands of mail thieves.
  • Save paper and trees by using less paper. It also helps the PUD save money on mailing costs so that we can continue to keep rates reasonable.
  • Set up recurring payment options on the due date to make it hassle-free.
  • Don’t’ miss a bill. Receive email and text notifications to know a bill is due and get due date reminders.

For more information on paperless billing and directions on how to enroll in paperless, visit SnoPUD Paperless. Customers can create a MySnoPUD account by visiting SnoPUD, selecting “SIGN IN” and clicking on “Create a Profile” at the bottom of the pop-up box.

Marcee Maylin has a degree in Editorial Journalism from the University of Washington and 30+ years media experience. She is currently the Editor of the Everett Post dedicated to providing current, relevant, and entertaining content for the local community.