Lake Tahoe EIP

Carnelian Bay Fire Protection Water Infrastructure

Project Number
Action Priority
Upgrade Priority Water Infrastructure to Fight Catastrophic Wildfire
North Tahoe Public Utility District
Primary Contact
Suzi Gibbons (
2019 - 2022
Community Wildfire Protection Program Upgrade Priority Water Infrastructure to Fight Catastrophic Wildfire
The Carnelian Bay water system on the north shore of Lake Tahoe is adjacent to a private water company (Fulton Water Co.) and cannot provide adequate fire protection from either the NTPUD system or the Fulton System due to inadequately sized waterlines and a lack of fire protection (hydrants). This project would improve the ability of both water systems to provide sufficient fire protection by replacing approximately 3,000 lf of 2” watermain with a 12” watermain, installation of 6 fire hydrants (every 500 feet), and installation of an intertie connection at the end of the District’s system for emergency interconnection provisions with Fulton Water Company.

Key Accomplishments

Accomplishments to be provided upon completion of project

Threshold Categories

  • Vegetation Preservation
Angora Fire Along Roadway
(Timing: During) (~357 KB)
Credit: STPUD Angora Fire Along Roadway