Mountaint Democrat November 2, 2023
The Georgetown Divide Public Utility District has been selected as a recipient of $250,000 in state appropriations funding.
The Board of Directors of the water utility plans to use the funds to purchase generators and for wildfire and drought resilience projects, according to a GDPUD news release.
GDPUD officials note their water system has a need for generators in four locations to ensure water delivery during PG&E public safety power shutoffs or outages.
Remaining funds are earmarked for advanced water metering infrastructure that bolsters drought resiliency by collecting real-time water usage data. GDPUD uses the data to improve operational efficiencies and sustainability by monitoring for abnormal water usage and system efficiency, detecting malfunctions and recognizing irregularities such as leak detection, according to information from GDPUD executive assistant Elizabeth Olson.
“Protecting our communities and ensuring they are served with continuous high-quality drinking water is at the core of our work and mission,” shared General Manager Nicholas Schneider.