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Mission, Vision, Core Values and Strategic Planning

Following are the mission statement, vision statement, and core values statement for the North Tahoe Public Utility District. Adopted  January 12, 2016.

The mission, vision and core values listed below were adopted as part of the District's Strategic Planning process. Read more about that process. Read our Annual Reports.

Mission Statement

To be effective environmental stewards through the provision of efficient, safe and accountable water and sewer service; and to provide, promote and support local and regional recreation and event facilities and activities for residents and visitors that enhance the well-being of our community.

Vision Statement

Provide the highest quality water and sewer systems, efficiently and economically managing for future demands, and provide outstanding recreational facilities and services that are responsive to our community, while fostering positive long-term relationships with employees, customers, suppliers and partner agencies.

Core Values

  • Public and environmental safety - at the highest level
  • Open Communications - be open to all points of view
  • Customer Service Excellence - provide exemplary customer service, and meet or exceed our customers' expectations
  • Transparency and Honesty - be fair, straightforward and factual
  • Public Trust - be committed to earning this every day
  • Protecting the Environment - be good stewards of what we have been given
  • Innovation and Creative Solutions - contribute and be receptive to new ideas
  • Cooperation - efficiencies come from collaboration and teamwork
  • Accountability - be responsible, deliberate, accurate and clear
  • Fiscal Stewardship - exercise careful watch over public funds

At the April 16, 2019 Board of Director's meeting an updated Strategic Plan for 2019-2022 was adopted.  

The North Tahoe Public Utility District provides sewage collection and transport services to our residents, the Tahoe Truckee Sanitation Agency is the agency that provides regional treatment services.  Read about why you get two bills and details on all the agency that transport sewage to the regional treatment plant.


District Boundary Map

North Tahoe Public Utility District boundary map


District Facts

The District was incorporated on July 23, 1948 pursuant to the provisions of the Public Utility District ActView the District's Certificate of Incorporation.

District Facts Sewer Department Water Department Recreation & Parks Department
Founded July 1948 November 1967 May 1968
Service Area 4,160 acres, 6.5 square miles 2,186 acres, 3.4 square miles, some areas of the District are served by Agate or Fulton Water companies 4,160 acres, 6.5 square miles
Number of Customers (2015) 5223  3,927  (Tahoe Main System - 3216, Carnelian System - 226, Dollar System - 272 These numbers don't include fire services) 5456 Parcels contribute to CFD 94-1
Length of Gravity Lines 74.8 miles 53.8 miles  
Average Age of Lines 50 years 50 years  
Length of Force Mains 6.6 miles N/A  
Number of Manholes (2018) 1,789 N/A  
Range of Pipe Size 6" to 36" diameter 1" to 16" diameter  
Number of Main Pumping Facilities 4 4: 1 lake source, 2 well sources, 1 intertie with Tahoe City PUD.  
Number of Satellite / Booster Stations 16 3  
Number of Tanks/Capacity 7.1 million gallons per day at Dollar Lift Station 8 tanks, 4,650,000 gallons of total storage capacity  
2017 Average Daily Flow (Sewer) or Production (Water) 1.08 million gallons 1.07 million gallons  

District Owned Property

What is a Special District?

California Special Districts provide a wide array of services to residents and are governed by locally elected representatives.  The North Tahoe/Truckee area has more than 17 special districts that provide services such as sewer, water, recreation and parks, fire, hospital, airport, cemetery and more!  

Learn more about Special Districts

View the map of independent special districts in CA

Local Agency Formation Commission (LAFCo) Documents

Placer County LAFCo

Tahoe/Martis Valley Municipal Service Review