Water Conservation / Water Quality
Water Conservation Resources
California Drought Declaration
Click here to read more about the Drought Declaration from Governor Brown.
The District Board of Directors will consider drought related conservation measures at their February 11, 2014 meeting. More information will be provided following that meeting.
Low Flow Toilet Rebate Credit Program:
Thanks to a grant received through Proposition 84, the District is able to offer a low flow toilet credit rebate program to our water customers. For more information and to print out the application go here.
Water Conservation Web Resources:
There are a number of websites available for you to learn more about what you can do to reduce your water consumption.
Outdoor Water Conservation Articles from the Tahoe Resource Conservation District
- How to Convert Lawn Sprinklers to Micro Irrigation
- How to Irrigation Maintenance
- How to Lawn Conversion by Sheet Mulching
- How to Remove Turf
- Irrigation Schedule
- Water Efficient Landscaping
- DeMistifying Irrigation
- Handout from Landscape Conservation Workshop August 20, 2013. Hosted by the North Tahoe Public Utility District, UC Cooperative Extension Master Gardeners and the Tahoe Resource Conservation District.
Water Quality Resources
Drink Tahoe Tap
Unlike many areas, we are lucky to have our tap water come from one of the freshest water sources in the country, Lake Tahoe. We are at the top of the water chain here in Tahoe with the water having only fallen from the sky in the form of rain or snow before it went through our water treatment plant and became your tap water. Use a refillable water bottle and Drink Tahoe Tap!
- Watch a video
- Watch TWSA's 2014 "Drink Tahoe Tap" Commercial
- TWSA resources about tap vs. bottled water
NTPUD Annual Consumer Confidence Reports
The District annually publishes a report with information regarding our water supply sources.
Tahoe Water Suppliers Association
Dog Waste and Water Quality
Not only is the dog poop which gets left behind in our parks and on our beaches a nuisance and an eyesore, it can also be bad for the environment and a public health risk! Dog poop contains bacteria including Fecal Coliform and E. Coli which can get into water ways and pollute our drinking water. Many towns in the Tahoe basin get their drinking water straight from the lake, so remember, if "They Drop It, You Drink It."
The North Tahoe Public Utility District has partnered with Tahoe City Public Utility District, Tahoe Water Suppliers Association and Tahoe Resource Conservation District to bring the very popular Trashion Shows to the Elementary and Middle Schools in the Tahoe Area. These shows are put on by the Envirolution Club at Truckee High School in partnership with the Sierra Watershed Education Partnership. The District must provide School Education as part of our Urban Water Management Plan and we have teamed up to bring this very effective program to our Lakeside schools.
Aquatic Invasive Species, including Zebra and Quagga Mussels
One of the biggest threats to Lake Tahoe right now is the Zebra and Quagga Mussels.