Tahoe City Public Utility District

What We Are

The Tahoe City Public Utility District was founded in 1938 to provide some of the governmental needs of the residents of Tahoe City. It is the oldest local government in the Tahoe Basin and was formed initially to provide public water service to the local community. Established under the State of California's Public Utility District Act, the founders of the District chose a form of government that could provide multiple types of services. 

What We Do

Sewer collection, parks facilities, and recreation services are provided for the entire area of the District. Water service is provided in five separate systems and serves approximately half of the homes and businesses in the District.

  • Water customers – 4,188
  • Sewer customers – 7,540
  • Parks for over 1,000,000 visitors and residents
  • Recreation to 75,250 users

Where We Provide Service

The boundaries of the District lie within both Placer and El Dorado Counties, extending from Emerald Bay to Dollar Hill, and along the Truckee River to the Nevada County line. The service area is very large, encompassing over 31 square miles. 

How We Do It

Tahoe City Public Utility District is governed by a five person elected Board of Directors. These Directors determine the policies and set the agenda for the District. The Board appoints a General Manager who oversees the day to day operations of the District. In addition, the Board forms special citizen advisory committees when complicated issues need more community outreach or focused study. Under the direction of General Manager Cindy Gustafson, 40 full time employees, and 30 seasonal employees provide the listed services. Employees serve in four departments: Utilities; Parks & Recreation; Engineering; and Governance and Support Services. 

Contact Tahoe City Public Utility District

Cindy Gustafson
District General Manager
221 Fairway Drive
PO Box 5249
Tahoe City, California  96145
Phone: (530) 580-6326
Fax: (530) 583-1475


Service Area

Services provided in:
  • El Dorado County, California
  • Placer County, California

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