About

TuoCo: Our Water, Our Future is a public awareness campaign created by the Tuolumne Utilities District (TUD) to educate ratepayers, landowners and stakeholders about the opportunity to secure reliable water supplies to benefit Tuolumne County residents. TUD is currently in exclusive negotiations with PG&E to acquire water rights, Pinecrest Lake and Lyons Reservoir, the Tuolumne Main Canal, and Phoenix hydropower facilities.

This website is continually updated with the most recent information about the effort. In addition, TUD invites the public to town hall meetings and provide feedback, as part of an ongoing dialogue to determine the best way to move forward.

About

TuoCo: Our Water, Our Future is a public awareness campaign created by the Tuolumne Utilities District (TUD) to educate ratepayers, landowners and stakeholders about the opportunity to secure reliable water supplies to benefit Tuolumne County residents. TUD is currently in exclusive negotiations with PG&E to acquire water rights, Pinecrest Lake and Lyons Reservoir, the Tuolumne Main Canal, and Phoenix hydropower facilities.

This website is continually updated with the most recent information about the effort. In addition, TUD invites the public to town hall meetings and provide feedback, as part of an ongoing dialogue to figure out the best way to move forward.

Our Vision & Mission

The Tuolumne Utilities District (TUD) and the communities we serve are faced with the opportunity of a lifetime: a chance to finally secure a reliable water supply – and the future of Tuolumne County for generations to come.

The Opportunity

TUD has entered into exclusive negotiations with Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E) to acquire pre-1914 water rights – the oldest water rights in California – as well as Pinecrest Lake, Lyons Reservoir, the Tuolumne Main Canal, and Phoenix Hydropower Facilities.

What's Next?

TUD and PG&E are diligently working to determine the terms of this potential transfer agreement. It is a complicated, lengthy process that will likely take two years.

We invite you to play an active role in this process. Please follow the latest developments on this website, and on TUD’s Facebook page. TUD is planning to hold multiple public forums to engage in a collaborative dialogue with interested ratepayers, the community, landowners, and other stakeholders. You may also submit comments online. We are eager for your feedback and welcome your input.