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Traffic Alert – Nighttime Sanitary Sewer Flushing in Sonora

Tuolumne Utilities District (TUD) has scheduled its annual nighttime sanitary sewer collection system flushing program for the downtown Sonora area next week.  Sanitary sewer flushing is a common maintenance activity used to improve pipe flow. While TUD maintenance crews are flushing, you may expect intermittent traffic delays in the downtown Sonora area between the hours […]

Annual Flushing of Water Pipelines Starts in Sonora

Tuolumne Utilities District (TUD) will start its annual water pipeline flushing program in Sonora this week. To ensure water quality, the flushing of water lines occurs every year and will run through April 2019, weather permitting. The reason for the flushing is to clear out any sediment or minerals that may accumulate in pipes. TUD […]

TUD Partners with the Tuolumne Rancheria Me-Wuk Fire Department to Protect Communities

Tuolumne Utilities District (TUD) is partnering with the Tuolumne Rancheria Me-Wuk Fire Department on the Lyons-South Fork Watershed Resiliency Project. The Rancheria Fire Department (Rancheria) Tribal Fuels Crews plan to begin work Wednesday, November 28th on hand thinning along the Tuolumne Main Canal to increase forest health and protect adjacent communities. The Rancheria project work […]

“Trap the Grease” While Cooking This Thanksgiving!

The Thanksgiving holiday this week will have many Tuolumne County residents busy cooking in their kitchens. To avoid potential plumbing and sewer problems, Tuolumne Utilities District (TUD) would like to remind residents how to properly dispose of fats, oils and grease. Sewer blockages can cause backups into homes resulting in an unpleasant mess that can […]

New General Manager Selected for TUD

After an extensive and collaborative executive recruitment process, the Tuolumne Utilities District (TUD) Board of Directors has selected a new General Manager to lead the District. Following a series of facilitated stakeholder meetings and interviews with a group of highly qualified candidates, the Board has selected Edwin R. Pattison of Modesto as the new General […]

Please Conserve – Ditch Outage October 8th-14th

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 […]

Bourbon Street Water Main Replacement Project to Start, 9/4

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 & […]

Smoke Test Being Conducted in Columbia, 5/31

Tuolumne Utilities District (TUD) sewer collection field crews will be cleaning and smoke testing its sewer collection system tomorrow, Thursday, May 31, 2018 in Columbia. Residents in the vicinity of Parrotts Ferry Road in Columbia, near the Pedro Y, may notice smoke in the area just west of Parrotts Ferry Road between the hours of […]

Fix A Leak Week, March 19th-25th

Fix a Leak Week! Are you ready to chase down leaks? Household leaks can waste more than 1 trillion gallons of water annually nationwide, so each year we ask customers to  hunt down the drips during Fix a Leak Week. Mark your calendars for the EPA’s tenth annual Fix a Leak Week, March 19 through 25, […]


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