Truckee Donner PUD does not generate electric power locally and relies on NV Energy for transmission services. Over the last two months, there has been a decline in NV Energy transmission reliability resulting in numerous intermittent and longer-term electric outages; primarily in Tahoe Donner and Donner Lake but also impacting Glenshire and other areas. TDPUD has been seeking a solution from NV Energy. Power outages do happen and we all need to be prepared. If you have questions about the causes of your power outages, call TDPUD at 530-587-3896 during regular business hours. For current outage information, visit our outage management page.

Construction Standards, Rates and Fees

Construction Standards

The Water Construction Standards are updated periodically as necessary.  The last update was published in February of 2019. 

The current version is available below:

Water Construction Standards

Below is a list of the standards that were updated in February of 2019:

Water Construction Standards Update List for 2019

Current Water Rates & Fees

Water Connection Fees

 Meter Size  Fee
 5/8 x 3/4 inch meter service  $ 1,290
 3/4 inch meter service  $ 1,330
 1 inch meter service  $ 1,430
 1 - 1/2 inch meter service  Actual Cost
 2 inch meter service  Actual Cost
 3 inch meter service  Actual Cost
 4 inch meter service  Actual Cost
 6 inch meter service  Actual Cost

Residential Facilities Fee

$1.85 per square foot of living space

Meter Box Fees

Meter Box Upgrade Fee for Box Not Previously Upgraded  -  $600

Meter Box Fee for Box Previously Upgraded  -  $150

Upgrade of Existing Water Meter - Customer pays the difference in current costs of Connection Fee for existing meter size and the new meter size, plus the meter box upgrade fee, if applicable.

Commercial Facilities Fees

Meter Size (inches)  EDU Current Fees- 2019 
 5/8 x 3/4  1  $ 5,050
 3/4  1.5 $ 7,575 
 1  2.5  $ 12,625
 1 1/2 5 $ 25,253 
 2 8 $ 40,404 
 3  15 $ 75,756 
 4  25  $ 126,259
 6  50  $ 252,519


Water Rate Increases for 2016 - 2020

This notice provides information regarding the decision by the Board of Directors of the Truckee Donner Public Utility District (TDPUD), per board action, to increase the water rates for 2016 through 2020.

The TDPUD continues to provide high quality water and a reliable distribution system to meet current and future needs. A rate increase is now needed due to accelerated replacement of impaired pipeline to reduce pumping costs, inflationary pressure on overall expenses, and additional costs related to the unfunded State mandate to reduce water consumption. The TDPUD has successfully improved efficiencies in many areas so that the average annual rate increase will be about 4% for five years 2016 through 2020.

The TDPUD engaged HDR Engineering, Inc. to complete an independent rate and cost of service study. The HDR updated study supports the proposed rate increases and the TDPUD’s Board accepted the study results. 

The annual rate increases are: 

2016 2017 2018 2019 2020
6% 5% 3% 3%




Ordinance 2015-01 Setting Water Rates

2015 Water Rate Study

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