At the end of the month, Mason Public Utility District 3 will move its North Mason Customer Service Office to Belfair, the agency announced this week.

The move to 24081 Highway 3, Suite B, in the Olympia Federal Savings building, will take place on Jan. 22.

According to the PUD 3 manager, Annette Creekpaum, the move will allow for a stronger presence in the area, easier access to services for customers in Belfair, and a safer office space for staff.

The move to the new location was decided upon for three reasons: increased traffic on State Route 3 that was causing accidents with cars coming in and out of the warehouse, the long distance from emergency services, and the need for extensive safety retrofitting in the old location.

According to a statement released by Mason PUD 3, the Belfair Line Crew will keep operating out of its current Highway 3 location south of Belfair.

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