Manager’s Message – August 2022

Posted: August 2, 2022 at 10:55 am

Dry Season is Fire Season

Summer is in full swing and our vegetable gardens are beginning to bless us with their bounties. Unfortunately, watering our gardens and plants has become a daily chore due to the hot, dry weather.


With dry weather, comes greater fire danger. If you are planning to be outside enjoying the warm weather, camping or having a campfire, please be sure to check for any burn restrictions. Call 1-800-323-BURN for information for the area you are in or traveling to.

Know before you go. The following are campfire safety tips to help you enjoy your activities and protect our natural resources:

  • Keep campfires small.
  • Build your campfire in an approved pit only.
  • Build campfires away from overhanging branches, steep slopes, dry grass, logs and rotten stumps.
  • Never take burning material outside the fire ring.
  • Never leave any fire unattended.
  • Have a bucket of water and shovel handy.
  • Drown and stir the fire with water until dead out. Remember just because there is no smoke, the fire is not necessarily out.

Fuel Mix
RCW 19.29A requires electric utilities in Washington State to report to their consumers
the generating sources of power used to provide the electricity that serves their local

Since Ohop Mutual receives all of its power from the Bonneville Power Administration, Ohop’s fuel mix is the same as BPA’s.

  • Large Hydro, 84%; Small Hydro, 1%; Other, 3%; Nuclear, 11%, Wind, 1%.

If you should have any questions about the fuel mix, please call our office. Stay safe and have a wonderful summer.

Ken Klotz
General Manager