Lake Forest Water Improvement District

Tahoe City Public Utility District
Key staff: 
Project Manager: Walter R. Auerbach, P.E. Project Surveyor: Keith Masuda, P.E., P.L.S, Sara Carbonari, L.S.I.T. Project Engineer/Construction Observation: Nathan Chorey, P.E. SWPPP Monitoring: Brian Clark, P.E. Construction Inspection: Hudson Klein, P.E.
The project includes the acquisition of the assets of the Lake Forest Water Company by the TCPUD, and the reconstruction of the water system within the Lake Forest Water Improvement District (LFWID) service area to meet federal and State drinking water standards, as well as fire protection standards.    
The reconstruction project consists of approximately 2,500 lineal feet (LF) of 10-inch pipe, 7,500 LF of 8-inch pipe, and 600 lineal feet of new 4-inch pipe to be installed to replace the existing water system in the area.  Water meters will be installed with new service laterals to each customer, and 27 fire hydrants will be installed within the roadway right-of-way.  Fire hydrants will be spaced approximately every 400 feet as required by the California Fire Code (Fire Code) and the North Tahoe Fire Protection District (NTFPD).

An interconnection would tie the new system to the existing TCPUD water supply and storage system, which surrounds the LFWID. Currently, TCPUD provides water service to approximately 3,910 customers within their existing service area.  The TCPUD has adequate water supplies, storage and transmission to provide water service to the approximately 118 additional customers that would be added by the Project. Replacement of 10,000 LF of small diameter and back-lot water mains.


Services Included:

  • Civil Design
  • Topographic Surveying & Mapping
  • Entitlements
  • Hydraulic Model Preparation
  • Lahontan NOI
  • Storm water Pollution Prevention Plan for NPDES permit by State Water Resources Control Board & Lahontan
  • CA Dept. of Public Health permit for compliance with CA Waterworks Standards
  • Funding Support
  • Property Owner Coordination
  • Construction Documents/Bidding Assistance
  • Construction Services
  • SWRCB-DWQ Construction Permit
  • SWPPP Monitoring 

Status: Construction completed in 2013