NEW WATER/SEWER RATES EFFECTIVE JAN. 1, 2018
ABOUT THE DISTRICT
When the District was formed in 1992, it acquired the water and sewer systems previously owned and operated by predecessor agencies. This includes water and sewer systems throughout Tuolumne County and within the City of Sonora, the only incorporated City within the County. The conditions of the acquired systems varied widely; with the Regional Sewer System in good condition while the other sewer and water systems serving District customers varied from good to poor condition. One of the stated purposes of the formation of TUD was to serve as a receiving agency of privately owned water and sewer systems that were either determined by the regulatory agencies or the system’s customers to be better served by the District. The District continues to fund capital improvement projects in an effort to improve water infrastructure and sewer infrastructure.
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
The Master Gardeners are having their next Open Garden Day this Saturday, February 3, 2018 at the Demonstration Garden at 251 South Barretta Street in Sonora. There is no cost to attend Open Garden Day or to tour the garden. The garden will be open from 10am to 1pm. At 10:30am they will be discussing […]
The National Weather Service in Sacramento is predicting colder temperatures for the Mother Lode region starting tonight, December 19th. A fast and cold storm system will move through Northern California Tuesday night into Wednesday. Temperatures could lower into the 20’s overnight starting Wednesday, December 20th. After the storm passes, freezing temperatures are likely across much […]
SONORA, CA: The Thanksgiving holiday this week will have many Tuolumne County residents busy cooking in their kitchens. To avoid potential plumbing and sewer disasters, Groveland Community Services District, Jamestown Sanitary District, Tuolumne City Sanitary District, Tuolumne County Solid Waste Department, Tuolumne Utilities District, Twain Harte Community Services District and Waste Management would like to […]