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Truckee Donner PUD Water Division staff may be reached during regular business hours by email or on their direct phone lines, as listed below. Business hours are Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., except holidays.

24-hour emergency line: 530-587-3896

Water Superintendent

• Brian Wright 
• Phone: (530) 582-3957
• Email: brianwright@tdpud.org

Senior Water Quality Technician/Inspector

• Julie Nelson
* Backflow and Cross Connection Inspection and Testing; Monitor water quality
• Phone: (530) 582-3926
* Email:  waterquality@tdpud.org

 Water Operations Foreman

• Earl Smith
• Operate and maintain pump stations, tanks, SCADA system, and distribution and transmission lines; 
   fire hydrant flow testing
• Phone: (530) 582-3935
• Email: earlsmith@tdpud.org 

Water Distribution Foreman

• Mark Mehler
• Operate, maintain and repair the water distribution system, water meter testing and calibration,
   temporary meter program, backflow prevention, customer service, emergency response, leak detection
• Phone: (530) 582-3954
• Email: markmehler@tdpud.org

Water Engineering/Planning

• Name: Neil Kaufman
• Design and project management capital projects, maintain design and construction standards, inspection 
   for water capital projects, manage developer inquiries and service requests, fire sprinklers
• Phone: (530) 582-3950 
• Email: neilkaufman@tdpud.org