The Donner Summit Public Utility District is located in Soda Springs, California, and provides sewer collection and treatment and water treatment and distribution to its customers.
Big Bend Water System Status:Normal
California Low-Income Household Water Assistance Program (LIHWAP) Update
LIHWAP is expanding to help those who are current on their bills but still need some assistance. The program offers a one-time payment to help low-income households pay water or wastewater bills. to qualify, households must meet the following criteria:
Total household gross income is at or below 60% of the State Median Income or a household member is a current recipient of LIHEAP, CalFresh, or CalWorks.
Board of Directors adopts new water and wastewater rates. The new rates take effect July 2021.
Donner Summit Public Utility District’s water treatment plant is located in the mountains on Donner Summit. Upgraded in 2018, the plant has the capacity to treat and deliver up to 1 millions of gallons (mgd) of water daily. The District also provides water to the Big Bend community.
Donner Summit Public Utility District implements the most stringent methods for treating wastewater. A state-of-the-art Ultraviolet system disinfects wastewater to the highest level, allowing the District to be the first wastewater treatment plant in California to recycle water for snowmaking.