Capital Improvement Projects

Investing in the Future of North Lake Tahoe

In 2017, the NTPUD completed a comprehensive Capital Improvement Plan (CIP) that identified more than $51 million in necessary system rehabilitation and replacements projects over the next 20 years. The District is strategically moving forward on the projects outlined in this plan ensure the region’s sewer and water systems continue to function properly and reliably now and into the future. 


Water & Wastewater Infrastructure Projects

Carnelian Bay to Watson Creek Watermain Replacement: The NTPUD will begin construction on the replacement of a main waterline in Carnelian Bay on Monday, August 15, 2022. The project will replace 3,100 linear feet of small 2-inch diameter watermain with a new, larger 12-inch diameter watermain in North Lake Blvd (State Route 28), from Gar Woods Grill & Pier Restaurant to Watson Creek. This project is part of the NTPUD’s long-term effort to improve water delivery and provide adequate fire suppression supply to the North Lake Tahoe community.

Construction on the new watermain is scheduled to begin on August 15, 2022. The District’s water pipeline contractor will begin by staging equipment near Ridgewood Road on the south side of the project area. This project is scheduled to be completed by October 15, 2022, and construction crews will be working 24 -hours per day during the work week. Construction will begin Sunday evening at approximately 5 p.m. and continue through Friday afternoon at approximately 3 p.m. each week until the project is completed.

This project will create single-lane traffic control in the project area on North Lake Blvd (State Route 28) and construction noise at night. However, the significant construction portions of this project will occur at night to help reduce traffic wait times during the day.

To provide further information on this critical water utility project, the NTPUD will host a Community Coffee Hour on Monday, August 1st from 8-10 a.m. 

  • Community Coffee Hour 
  • Date: Monday, August 1 
  • Time: 8 - 10 a.m.
  • Location: Waterman’s Landing Café, 5166 North Lake Boulevard, Carnelian Bay


National Sewer Pump Station Rehabilitation: This was the final project in a multi-year effort to rehabilitate all four major sewage export pump stations operated by the NTPUD. The project included new sewer pumps, motors, controls, valves, and improved piping, as well as a new emergency generator, upgraded electrical equipment, and building improvements. 

  • Cost =$3,291,035
  • Completed in May 2022. 



N-1 Satellite Sewer Pump Station Rehabilitation: One of the District's 16 secondary sewer pump stations, the N-1 station at Moon Dunes Beach was rebuilt in 2021/2022 with new sewer pumps, motors, controls, valves, and improved piping. This project also included the addition of a new emergency generator and upgraded electrical equipment on site to respond to emergencies and power outages.

  • Cost = $1,450,000
  • Completed in May 2022


National Avenue SCADA System Improvements: The District is updating our SCADA (Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition) systems at the National Avenue water treatment plan and sewer pump station. 

  • Cost = $240,000
  • Completed by June 2021


Kings Beach Grid Water Main Replacements: The Kings Beach Grid Water Main replacements/relocations are on hold for 2021.


Recreation & Parks Projects

In 2021, the NTPUD made several upgrades and enhancements to the North Tahoe Regional Park. The $2.0 million project included the replacement and expansion of the synthetic turf field (also known as Field #4), which was originally built in 2007 and is one of the only sports fields of its kind in the Lake Tahoe Basin. The project also included the addition of a new paved pathway, connecting the Park’s tennis courts to the upper parking lot and creating a fully accessible trail loop between the two main parking areas.

Read a full announcement about this project

  • Cost = $2,000,000
  • Completed in October 2022.

Turf field improvements at North Tahoe Regional Park

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