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District’s Water Supply

The Jewel of the Sierra

Lake Tahoe is a national treasure of immense ecological significance.  Sitting at 6,230 feet above sea level, the ‘Lake of the Sky’ is nestled high in the Sierra Nevada and straddles the California-Nevada border. The Lake’s clarity is world renown.

A serene lake bordered by forest with snowy mountains in the background under a partly cloudy sky.

Water Supplies

All drinking water is pumped from underground aquifers through an intricate system of wells and water booster stations interspersed through the service area. No water is taken from Lake Tahoe. To ensure that adequate amounts of water are delivered safely to homes and businesses, the system also maintains 23 tanks and 26 pressure-reducing underground valves.  The District provides water to over 13,000 homes and over 625 commercial and governmental sites, supplying more than 2.5 billion gallons of water annually.