TUD Rate Adjustment Effective Jan. 1, 2020
TRAFFIC ADVISORY FOR TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 11TH: Tuolumne Utilities District construction crews will be replacing a water main pipeline in downtown Sonora starting Tuesday, February 11th. Motorists are encouraged to avoid Bradford Street, Green Street and Norlin Street in Sonora if possible, from Tuesday, February 11th to Friday, February 14th while crews are working in the […]
The Tuolumne Utilities District (TUD or District) plans to invest $24.7 million dollars in water related Capital Improvement Projects (CIP) over the next five years. One of the many critical water projects identified in the CIP plan is the Willow Springs Distribution Improvements Project which replaces approximately 6,000 linear feet of leaky, undersized, galvanized steel […]
Project Update – February 6, 2020 The District is continuing to move forward with the Phoenix Lake Preservation and Restoration Project. If you live near Phoenix Lake you may notice the following activity: ) Bird deterrents being placed such as owl figurines, orange spheres that look like eyes, and shiny ribbon. These measures will protect […]
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.
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