Investing in Our Critical Infrastructure
The District’s water system contains over 53 miles of water distribution pipelines, five pump stations, eight water storage tanks, a water treatment plant, two groundwater wells, and one inter-tie with the Tahoe City Public Utility District. We provide nearly 1-million gallons of potable water per day to our customers.
The District’s wastewater system consists of over 73 miles of collection main pipeline, 7.5 miles of force main pipeline, four primary pump stations, and 16 secondary pump stations. We collect nearly 1-million gallons of wastewater per day and pump it to the Tahoe-Truckee Sanitation Agency for treatment, in compliance with the Porter-Cologne Act of 1970.
The average age of the District’s utility infrastructure is now over 50-years old, and even with continuous maintenance and system investment, much of our system is approaching the end of its service life.
In 2017, the District’s developed a comprehensive Capital Improvement Plan (CIP) that identified over $51-million in necessary system rehabilitation and replacement over the next 20-years. Since that time, the District has worked diligently to strategically invest in improvements and upgrades that have brought portions of our aging water and wastewater systems to modern standards. However, there is still more work to be done and our progress has been slowed significantly by the impacts of inflation.