Truckee Donner PUD to sponsor free water conservation events |

Truckee Donner PUD to sponsor free water conservation events

TAHOE/TRUCKEE, Calif. — The Truckee Donner Public Utility District (TDPUD) announces two free water conservation events. These informative and fun events will provide information and free water-saving measures for TDPUD water customers to help you save water and money.

Get flush with the TDPUD free toilet exchange at Tahoe Donner’s Waterpalooza, Saturday, Aug. 10, 11 a.m.- 4 p.m. at the Tahoe Donner Driving Range, 12850 Northwoods Blvd. in Truckee.

Qualifying TDPUD water customers may take up to three old toilets and exchange them for new, water-saving toilets. This one-day event is open to the public. TDPUD water customers can also pick up free water-saving measures and talk to water conservation experts.

TDPUD will hold a conservation garden party and seminar Monday, Aug. 12, 5:30-7:30 p.m. Truckee Donner PUD, 11570 Donner Pass Road. Learn about water conservation for your garden, erosion and storm water control, and tour the Patricia S. Sutton Conservation Garden. Talk with experts on plant selection, irrigation, and landscape materials. This event includes presentations by experts and a host of local exhibitors to help you implement your water-saving ideas.

“TDPUD water customers use two to three times more water in the summer than in the winter,” said Steven Poncelet, TDPUD public information and conservation manager. “These two water conservation events will help our customers reduce their peak water demand and save them money.”

The TDPUD is a nonprofit, publicly owned utility agency created in 1927 and overseen by a locally elected board of directors. TDPUD provides the greater Truckee area with reliable and high quality water and power services while guiding the community to conserve resources.

For more information about the TDPUD, events, or to see if you qualify for the free toilet exchange, call 530-587-3896 or visit

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