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District Functions and Service Area

                                    GDPUD Overview

The Georgetown Divide Public Utility District (District) serves communities in western El Dorado County among the foothills of the Sierra Nevada Mountain Range, in the heart of the Mother Lode. The Georgetown Divide is located between the Middle and South Forks of the American River, nestled in the heart of the Sierra Nevada Foothills and Northern California’s Gold Country. Access is through Highway 50 and Interstate 80, giving it proximity to either metropolitan cities or the recreational activities of Lake Tahoe. The cornerstone of the District’s water supply system is the Stumpy Meadows Reservoir with a storage capacity of 21,206 acre-feet.

Location — 72,000 acres (112.5 square miles) serving unincorporated areas of western El Dorado County.

Services — Raw and treated water supplies, on-site wastewater disposal.

Population of area served — With 3,800 connections we serve a population of approximately 10,000.

Formation Date — June 11, 1946.

Type of District (Act) — California Public Utility District Act.

Source of Water — Pilot Creek and other tributary water rights.

Amount of Water Served — Approximately 12,000 acre-feet per year.

Predecessor Agencies — A series of private water companies dating back to 1852 and the El Dorado, Pilot, and Rock Creek Canal Companies. In 1872, The California Water Company purchased the Pilot Creek Ditch Company and changed names in 1890 to the Loon Lake Water and Power Company.

GDPUD Service Area Boundary Map.pdf