Infrastructure

Mason County has a robust infrastructure that has benefited from investment in fiber, alternative energy, an expanding highway system and multiple deep water ports. Mason County’s infrastructure offers businesses the dependability they need to operate without interruptions or delays. 

Washington State is one of the fastest growing areas of the United States. Investment has been poured into the state and Mason County has benefited. 

Infrastructure

Electricity

Mason County Public Utility District No. 1and Mason County Public Utility District No. 2 are the two primary electricity providers in Mason County. Both companies provide energy efficiency programs and services to help you lower your energy costs and reduce your business’s environmental footprint.

Mason County Public Utility District No. 1

Mason County Public Utility District No. 3

Natural Gas

Cascade Natural Gas is the provider of all natural gas services in the Mason County Area. Incentives are available for commercial and industrial customers who make energy-efficient modifications to their existing systems. 

Cascade Natural Gas

Telecommunications

Hood Canal Communications and iFiber Communications are the telephone service provider in the Mason County area for landline service. AT&T Wireless, Sprint, T-Mobile, Verizon, and a host of other wireless network providers also offer service throughout Mason County.

Hood Canal Communications

iFiber Communications

Water, Sewer, Garbage

City of Shelton Public Works Department

Within the City of Shelton limits, the Public Works Department (PW) is open 8:30 a.m. through 4:30 p.m., Office Staff will remain available by phone 8:00 a.m – 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. The department is responsible for engineering, PW construction projects, maintenance and operation of water, stormwater, sewer, streets, traffic signals, garbage and recycling and city equipment. 

Mason County Utilities and Waste Management

Mason County Utilities and Waste Management is a Division of the Mason County Public Works Department. It is responsible for managing water, waste water and solid waste facilities in the unincorporated areas of Mason County.

This includes operations of the Rustlewood and Beards Cove water systems and the Rustlewood, North Bay/Case Inlet, and Belfair water reclamation/sewer collection and treatment facilities.

The Division also manages solid waste, recycling and household hazardous waste collection at the Union, Hoodsport and Belfair Drop Box stations and at the Eells Hill Transfer Station near Shelton.

Mason County Public Utility District No. 1

Mason County PUD No 1 became the first operating Public Utility District in the State of Washington when voters approved a proposition on November 6, 1934. Mason County PUD No. 1 is publicly owned and serves approximately 5249 electric customers. The PUD currently owns 36 water systems serving approximately 1932 connections.

The PUD currently employs twenty-two full time employees. Mason County PUD No 1 is an equal opportunity provider and employer. The PUD is located three (3) miles south of Hoodsport and eleven (11) miles north of Shelton at N. 21971 Hwy 101 – at Potlatch.