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The old lines between Dolly Varden and Loch Levon and Loch Levon and Steelhead will be turned off in the Fall of 2020. All residents served from those lines will need to be connected to the new main in the front of the street.
The next Grid project will be Golden Avenue, but timing is still TBD.
The District has been working to complete a street approximately every two (2) years; but there can be many variables as to when we will do the project including funding, priority (water leaks, etc.), County-driven projects, opportunities to partner with other utilities, etc. It is likely that all of the grid will be completed within the next 10 years.
This information is provided to assist customers with the process for moving water or sewer services from the backyard to the front yard.
If you live on a fish street in the Kings Beach Grid where the District has not yet relocated the main to the street, it is highly recommended that you install a dry line in the front of your property if you are doing any significant work in front of your property such as construction, paving, landscaping, etc.
Provide this information to any contractor that you may put under contract. A list of local excavating and plumbing contractors is available below. Connection to the new main and construction of private property services must be completed by the deadline set by the District’s Board of Directors.
Click here for helpful information from mPower on finding a contractor.
Possible Permits Needed:
It is the responsibility of the property owner and their contractor to comply with any and all permits required for the installation of the new services. The amount of soil disturbance and plumbing modification(s) required for your properties' specific condition determines the level of permitting needed.
Placer County Grading Permit: Required for any grading/excavation work exceeding any of the below amounts (Placer Code 15.48.120):
- Earthmoving > 3 cubic yards
- Cut > 4 feet, and
- Area of disturbance > 200 square feet
Placer County Building Permit: required for any Plumbing Modifications within the footprint of the Home. (Cal. Plumbing Code 104.0.)
Placer County Building Services may be reached directly for any permit related questions. For Grading permits: (530) 581-6227. For Building Permits: (530) 581-6200.
- The District will send an annual outreach to all customers who will be affected by future projects.
- For customers affected the next construction season, the District will notify customers of the public hearing date when the Board of Directors will set the relocation deadline.
- The District will mark proposed meter locations ahead of construction. Customer may request to adjust the location upon their review of the District staked location.
- Contact District to coordinate adjustment and obtain schedule for service install for your property
- Adjustments may be made up to 1 week prior to construction of the service
- The District will construct new service box location, leaving your existing service box/meter location in the backyard live.
- Customer installs service line from new District service box location to their home.
- Prior to backfill of the service line, District requires inspection of work. Call NTPUD at (530) 546-4212 to schedule the "open trench inspection" a minimum of two (2) business days ahead desired inspection date.
- Construction shall be compliant with State and District requirements. District requirements below.
- Once service line is completed, and customer ready to obtain service through the new line, call the NTPUD at (530) 546-4212 a minimum of two (2) business days in advance to schedule the relocation of the water meter out of the existing backyard box to new service box in the front yard and remove the old box.
The District maintains a list of contractors for the ease of our customers. May 2020 Excavation and Plumbing Contractor List
Another source of information is the Contractors Association of Truckee Tahoe (CA-TT) They have helpful information on how to find a contractor and other helpful hints.
It is your responsibility to be sure that your contractor is licensed!
mPower - Property Assessed Clean Energy Financing (PACE)
Through mPower you can finance the waterline replacement as well as water or energy conservation projects, with a payback term of up to 10 years, and repay it through your annual property tax bill.
Those interested in taking advantage of the mPower program must attend an mPower seminar as part of the application process. Please contact the District's Engineering Department to be put on a list to be notified of any area seminars.
Local Bank Options
Both Bank of the West and Plumas Bank have indicated that they have a variety of loan products available.
USDA Loans and Grants
Single Family Housing Direct Home Loans
Also known as the Section 502 Direct Loan Program, this program assists low- and very-low-income applicants obtain decent, safe and sanitary housing in eligible rural areas by providing payment assistance to increase an applicant’s repayment ability. Payment assistance is a type of subsidy that reduces the mortgage payment for a short time. The amount of assistance is determined by the adjusted family income.
Single Family Housing Repair Loans & Grants
Also known as the Section 504 Home Repair program, this provides loans to very-low-income homeowners to repair, improve or modernize their homes or grants to elderly very-low-income homeowners to remove health and safety hazards.
At their May 10, 2005 Board of Directors Meeting, the Board adopted Resolution 2005-8 which established policy direction related to the need for rehabilitation of the Kings Beach Grid Water System. It is with this resolution that Board direction was provided to staff that the responsibility to reconnect to new water or sewer mains in the front of the property is that of the property owner. It also laid out a process for developers of vacant properties in the grid to be allowed to connect to the existing system on an interim basis.
At their November 13, 2006 meeting the Board of Directors adopted Ordinance 361 which indicates that the reconnection of a private sewer or water service lateral connection is the responsibility of each property owner to relocate the water service for their property at their own expense when connections are moved from the backyard to the front yard.
At their August 14, 2007 the Board heard a presentation of the Kings Beach Grid Water System Rehabilitation Report by Auerbach Engineering.
At their September 11, 2007 meeting, the Board of Directors adopted the Kings Beach Grid Water System Rehabilitation Technical Report.
Since that time, if a property owner is doing grading in the Kings Beach Grid or other places where a line is not in the street, staff notes on the response for that the District suggests that they install a dry line as part of their intended project.