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Cal Fire grant to boost GDPUD fire safe project

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Georgetown Divide Public Utility District News release    Aug 17, 2023

The Board of Directors of the Georgetown Divide Public Utility District is pleased to announce the water agency has been selected as a recipient of the Cal Fire Wildfire Prevention Grant Program.

The district has been awarded $1,192,220 in grants to be utilized for the FIRE SAFE on the Divide project. Existing GDPUD infrastructure and equipment will be used to create protective fire breaks throughout the region. The communities of the Divide will benefit through the protection of their water supply during and after wildfires and the protection of homes and escape routes.

GDPUD General Manager Nicholas Schneider has overseen the award of approximately $1,300,000 in grants to the District in his first year serving the community.