SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif. – In 2014, the South Tahoe Public Utility District’s Board of Directors approved a series of annual rate increases to fund more than $50 million in critical improvements to South Tahoe’s water, wastewater, and recycled water systems. These upgrades lower long-term costs, improve fire flow, protect the environment and ensure longterm, quality service. On Thursday, December 20, 2018 at 6 p.m. the District will host a public meeting on the upgrades to the water, sewer and recycled water systems, and the ongoing improvements still needed.
Water system upgrades improve fire flow and water conservation. Over the last five years, the District has installed more than 200 new fire hydrants and 23,000 feet of larger waterlines to improve fire flow throughout our community. To comply with the state’s mandate, the District installed 5,400 new water meters with the final 2,000 to be completed in the next two years. Using water wisely reduces water bills, energy consumption, our carbon footprint, and the need to build new wells.