The North Tahoe Public Utility District provides water, wastewater, and recreation service to the residents and visitors of Kings Beach, Tahoe Vista, Carnelian Bay, Cedar Flat, and Agate Bay. The District’s boundaries span from the Nevada state line in Crystal Bay to Dollar Hill. The District maintains several public beaches and owns and operates the North Tahoe Regional Park, the Tahoe Vista Recreation Area, and the North Tahoe Event Center in downtown Kings Beach.


District Owned Property

Tahoe Vista Offices & Corporate Yard

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. The mission, vision and core values listed below were adopted as part of the District’s Strategic Planning process.

Mission Statement

Our mission statement is our core reason for existing, who we exist for, and how we plan to serve our community. The mission is the NTPUD’s purpose and serves to differentiate our functions and core expertise from other organizations that are working in different ways towards the same vision. While we recognize a collaborative vision of the future that the community must work together to achieve, our mission very clearly explains the means by which we contribute to that vision.

The mission of the NTPUD is to: Serve North Lake Tahoe by providing exceptional water, wastewater, and recreational resources.

Vision Statement

The vision Our vision statement is an aspirational and memorable statement of what the NTPUD seeks to achieve in the future. The following vision provides the “True North” for the NTPUD’s compass and describes the future we, in collaboration with our community, are working to achieve.

The vision of the NTPUD is that: North Lake Tahoe is a vibrant and healthy community where we optimize our resources for the greater good and protect our environment for generations to come.

Core Values:

NTPUD’s leadership core values are our essential and enduring tenets — a small yet mighty set of of guiding principles that inform how we make decisions. We recognize that we are leaders in the community and that our decisions have a significant impact on the people that we serve. These core values demonstrate how much the District C.A.R.E.S. about North Lake Tahoe, the community, and our team.

  • Collaboration: Advance efficiency and progress through teamwork

  • Accountability: Build and maintain trust through integrity, transparency,
    clear and accessible communications, and a commitment to fiscal responsibility

  • Respect: Honor, celebrate, and leverage the value and diversity of staff,
    partners, and community

  • Excellence: Provide exemplary water, wastewater, and recreation services
    through a commitment to ongoing maintenance, innovation, and community

  • Stewardship: Ensure that all actions protect, preserve, and enhance the
    resources, community, and environment of Lake Tahoe

District Boundary Map

map of north lake tahoe

District Facts

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 N/A
Average Age of Lines 50 years 50 years N/A
Length of Force Mains 6.6 miles N/A N/A
Number of Manholes (2018) 1,789 N/A N/A
Range of Pipe Size 6″ to 36″ diameter 1″ to 16″ diameter N/A
Number of Main Pumping Facilities 4 4: 1 lake source, 2 well sources, 1 intertie with Tahoe City PUD. N/A
Number of Satellite / Booster Stations 16 3 N/A
Number of Tanks/Capacity 7.1 million gallons per day at Dollar Lift Station 8 tanks, 4,650,000 gallons of total storage capacity N/A
2017 Average Daily Flow (Sewer) or Production (Water) 1.08 million gallons 1.07 million gallons N/A

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

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Local Agency Formation Commission (LAFCo) Documents