The Northern Wasco County PUD Board has postponed a planned rate increase until May 2021. The board had approved the rate increase in February to become effective with bills in May of this year. But board members met Wednesday to revisit that decision, and unanimously approved a resolution to postpone the increase for 12 months. PUD General Manager Roger Kline says they have an appropriate level of financial reserves to support the delay. The original communication letter regarding the rate increase had already been sent to the PUD’s vendor for distribution, so customers should disregard it if you happen to receive it. Northern Wasco PUD has suspended service disconnects for non-payment as well as the issuance of late payment fees for the duration of the COVID-19 crisis.