TUD Ditch Outage Schedule Revised
PG&E PUBLIC SAFETY POWER SHUTOFF
Given the growing threat of extreme hot, windy weather, Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) is alerting customers to be prepared for power outages to minimize the risk of power lines sparking a fire. If extreme fire danger conditions threaten a portion of the electric system serving our region, it will be necessary for PG&E to turn off electricity in the interest of public safety. This is called a Public Safety Power Shutoff (PSPS). Learn more about Public Safety Power Shutoffs that could impact you this wildfire season. Visit www.pge.com/psps. See the video provided by PG&E.
Tuolumne Utilities District is actively planning for the potential of extended power outages with the goal of minimizing water service interruption. The challenge is the array of infrastructure and terrain that the District’s service area covers. The District is aggressively pursuing backup power generators to meet the power needs of critical infrastructure. If a PSPS event occurs for an extended amount of time, TUD will be asking all customers to conserve and limit outdoor water usage until power is restored. Upload this informational flyer on How TUD is Preparing for a PSPS. For more information on how to prepare, https://tudwater.com/customer-service/emergency/
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.
November 4, 2019 The recent PG&E Public Safety Public Shutoffs (PSPS) are challenging for everyone, especially seniors and at-risk populations. TUD is sensitive to these challenges and is working hard to ensure continuous service during these difficult periods of time. During the last two PSPS events, TUD front line staff worked around the clock to […]
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 25TH Due to extreme winds and fire threat conditions in Northern California, PG& E has issued a Public Safety Power Shutoff (PSPS) which will affect Tuolumne County starting on Saturday, October 26, 2019. Tuolumne Utilities District (TUD) urges all customers to conserve water and limit outdoor water use until the power is restored. […]
Tuolumne County is just one of many Sierra headwaters that supply California’s water. The Sierra Headwaters serve an important role in California’s water management system. This new educational video, co-sponsored by the Association of California Water Agencies (ACWA), highlights this important issue. Watch the full version of Beyond the Brink: California’s Watershed here: https://vimeo.com/365565406 […]
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