TUD BOARD MEETING AGENDAS
DON'T PUT WIPES IN THE PIPES
Although a package may be marked as “flushable”, that is not the case in most instances when it comes to traveling through a sewer system. The highly marketable premoistened personal wipes are causing problems for wastewater plant managers throughout the United States, including TUD’s Regional Wastewater Treatment facility in Sonora. Unlike toilet paper, which is usually made from natural or recycled cellulose fibers, a wet wipe may be made from cellulosic or synthetic fibers, depending on its intended use. Many studies have concluded that after 24 hours, most “flushable” wipes do not dissolve and remain in the sewer system. TUD would like to ask all of our sewer customers to avoid flushing any type of wipe, “flushable” or otherwise, down the toilet. This will prevent costly clogs and environmentally damaging overflows. Watch the informational video to the right for more information about this issue.
The Board of Directors establishes policies for the operation of the District. The public is encouraged and invited to attend the regularly scheduled District Board meetings which occur at 2pm on the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of the month.
UPDATE AT 2:15 pm – 9/21/2018 The water main pipeline on Lazy Z Lane has been repaired and water should be slowly returning back to customers that were affected in the next hour or so. All water should be restored to the entire area by 4 pm. From having to make the repair, water was […]
The Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) Tuolumne Main Canal that conveys 95% of Tuolumne Utilities District’s water supply will be shut down for PG&E’s regular maintenance from Monday, October 8th through Sunday, October 14th, 2018. With this in mind, the District asks that you limit your water use during this time frame while PG&E […]
Tuolumne Utilities District (TUD) will oversee the installation of a new water main as part of the Bourbon Street Water Main Replacement Project which is expected to start on Tuesday, September 4, 2018. TUD received three bids for the project and at the August 28th meeting, the TUD Board awarded the project to Njirich & […]
Approximately 95% of the water the District distributes originates from the South Fork Stanislaus River and is impounded in Pacific Gas and Electric Company’s (PG&E) Lyons and Pinecrest Reservoirs. PG&E owns and operates a canal and flume system to convey water from Lyons Reservoir to the Phoenix Powerhouse. The District owns and operates a total of 71 miles of ditch, flume, pipe, and tunnel infrastructure that diverts water from the PG&E system at various locations. The majority of TUD customers reside in or near the community of Sonora which is at about elevation 2,000 feet elevation. TUD also serves customers in several communities to the east up to about elevation 6,000 feet elevation past Sierra Village.CLICK HERE
The District utilizes approximately 140 miles of sewer pipeline to collect between 400-500 million gallons of sewage per year. The Sonora Regional Wastewater Treatment Plant was constructed in the late 1970’s along with a network of sewer trunk lines to collect sewage from the surrounding areas of Columbia, East Sonora, Mono Village, Mono Vista, Ranchos Poquitos, Soulsbyville, Twain Harte, and Willow Springs. Also in the late 1970’s, a regional reclamation system was constructed that allows for the reuse of the treated sewer effluent for irrigation on pasture lands outside of the community of Jamestown. The overall sewer system directly serves approximately 6,000 residential, commercial and industrial customers.CLICK HERE