The City of Milton is an independent electric utility, purchasing power needs directly from the Bonneville Power Administration. This purchased power is then transmitted across Tacoma Power transmission lines to the City. The City has it’s own line crew that performs needed repairs and maintenance, as well as responding to power outages as they occur, regardless of when they occur. Permits and inspections for outside service lines and meters are performed by the City of Milton. All other electrical permits and inspections are performed by Tacoma Power under contract with the City. The contact number for Tacoma Power is (253) 502-8659.
The City of Milton’s Electric Division is comprised of five fulltime employees. We have three linemen, one of which is the supervisor of the division, one line equipment operator, and one line apprentice. In addition, the City employs one person to read both electric and water meters. In 2007, the City added an International bucket truck to its fleet of equipment including a flatbed truck, brush chipper, reel and pole trailers, among other smaller pieces of equipment.
The crew routinely maintains existing power lines, installs new services, and attends to emergencies and weather related issues at all times.
Currently, the City of Milton has 3,408 electric connections.
- Commercial Usage: base $17.53 per month plus $.08690 per each KWH used
- Residential Usage: base $8.41 per month plus $.07860 per each KWH used