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Written by Albert Sanchez, Tuolumne County Master Gardener Plants, animals and human beings need water to survive. One of the primary sources of water in Tuolumne County is Lyon’s Reservoir, fed by water from Pinecrest Lake, which is operated by Pacific Gas & Electric (PG & E) for renewable, electrical power generation.  Pinecrest receives its […]

Sawmill Flat Road Water Main Groundbreaking

Tuolumne Utilities District (TUD) Board members, staff and excited homeowners gathered this morning for a Groundbreaking event on Sawmill Flat Road in Columbia to view the Sawmill Flat Road Water Main Extension project. Kathie Turgeon, President of the Sawmill Flat Water Users Association, was at the groundbreaking and she has played an instrumental part in […]

TUD Looks at Adopting Phase 3 Water Conservation

Tuolumne Utilities District’s (TUD) request for a variance to allow more water from Pinecrest was approved by the State Water Resources Control Board with the condition that the District increase water conservation measures. Although TUD has been instituting water conservation measures since March, due to the District’s low water supply, the State Water Resources Control […]

Phoenix Lake Preservation – July 12, 2012

Improvements to Phoenix Lake will be presented by Tuolumne Utilities District (TUD) staff at a Special Board meeting and an educational public meeting this Thursday, July 12, 2012. District staff will present, The Phoenix Lake Preservation and Restoration Plan. Phoenix Lake is the primary drinking water source for Sonora, Jamestown, Scenic View, and Mono Village, […]

Sawmill Flat Water Main Extension

SONORA, CA: Tuolumne Utilities District (TUD) next week will begin a grant funded project to extend a water line on Sawmill Flat Road to customers who currently use TUD ditch water in their homes. Several years ago the Sawmill Flat Water Users Association (ditch domestic customers) approached TUD to provide treated water service to their […]

Del Oro Water Company in Strawberry

SONORA, CA: Tuolumne Utilities District (TUD)  Board members last night unanimously approved an agreement to sell an emergency supply of water this summer to the Del Oro Water Company that serves the community of Strawberry. The extremely low water year has depleted the water supply at Herring Creek, the basis of Del Oro’s water supply. […]

Treated Water System Optimization Presented

SONORA, CA: Tuolumne Utilities District (TUD) Engineers will present the Treated Water System Optimization Plan (TWSOP) at a special Board meeting on Wednesday, June 27 th. The TWSOP was a main component of TUD’s 2008 Strategic Plan and the goal of the Plan is to develop a comprehensive “roadmap” for infrastructure replacement and improvements with […]

Revised Water Rates Proposed

SONORA, CA: The Tuolumne Utilities District (TUD) Board will review a revised water rate plan and lower proposed water rate increase at a Special Board meeting this Thursday, June 7, 2012 at 1pm. TUD water customers were notified in October 2011 of a proposed water rate increase that was originally scheduled to go into effect in […]


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