PUD approves water master plan update | SierraSun.com

PUD approves water master plan update

The Truckee-Donner Public Utility District last week made final revisions to its water master plan update, a document which prepares an adequate water infrastructure for Truckee’s anticipated growth.

As new developments and construction projects continue in town, district staff looked at current commercial and residential water demand and what that demand would be with complete build-out in Truckee. PUD water projects that need upgrades, improvements or replacements were outlined, as were costs and phasing.

Based on the Town of Truckee’s definition of land use in its General Plan, the document assumes the highest allowable density, or build-out, per undeveloped parcel.

The finalized plan was adopted by the TDPUD board of directors on March 7 in a 4-1 vote, with Director Pat Sutton dissenting.

The draft for the updated water plan was completed in December 2000. The most significant change from the draft to the final document will be in the water connection fee structure for residential units. In the draft document it was proposed that the connection fee be the same for all residential units, regardless of its size. It is now proposed that facility fees are based on square footage at $1.56 per square foot.

Facility fees for duplexes, four-plexes, apartments, condominiums and other multi-family projects will be based on the number and size of residential units in the project. A single unit (apartment or condominium) would be treated as equivalent to a single-family house for the purposes of water consumption with a facility fee based on square footage using the $1.56 per square foot value. The total facility fee would be the sum of the fees for each individual units.

The facility fee for commercial projects will be based on the meter size.

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