Tahoe in the News

Federal funds would boost water agency fire readiness

Mountain Democrat
November 8, 2023

WASHINGTON D. C. — Last week the U.S. House of Representatives passed legislation that would allocate $7.25 million to help protect water agency infrastructure in California’s 3rd Congressional District against fire.

If the legislation is also supported by a Senate majority, the Georgetown Divide Public Utility District would get $1.25 million to construct a 2-million-gallon fire resilient water storage tank to aid in fire suppression efforts, according to a news release from the office of Congressman Kevin Kiley.

The South Tahoe Public Utility District would see $1 million to replace deteriorating waterlines, improve infrastructure and install new fire hydrants…

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