Formed in 1991, the Northstar Community Services District (District) provides the Northstar community with a full range of public services, including water. The District is responsible for the collection, treatment, and distribution of water within the Districtís jurisdictional boundary.The District operates its water system by rules and laws set forth in the Health and Safety Code of the State of California. This code is adopted pursuant to Government Code Section 61000 et. Seq..
Throughout the years the Northstar, Truckee and Tahoe areas have changed considerably. At the same time, Water System technology continues to improve. The rapidly changing Northstar community has embraced continually improving water system technology with the oversight of a progressive District Board. The result is an excellent water system, with new facilities planned that will that surpass both the quality and capacity of the system that exists today.
The District maintains a Water Ordinance that contains detailed descriptions of water regulations, connection requirements, construction requirements, easements, points of service, meter information, and other critical information relevant to property owners and contractors.
The purpose of the District Water Ordinance is to provide the public with an accessible document stipulating requirements and guidelines applicable to all water system facility construction and maintenance within the Districtís boundary.The District Water Ordinance also establishes charges for services and provides a method for the collection of charges.
The entire District Water Ordinance can be found here.
A description of the Districtís current water collection, treatment, and distribution system can be found here.
The 2007 Annual Water Quality Report can be found here.
* Liability for Damage to District Water System Facilities,
* Location of Points of Service,
* Non-existing Service Connections and/or Points of Service Shown on Record Maps,
* Time Limits & Extensions of Time Limits
Appendix A-5 contains the Districtís Standard Specifications
Residential Water Permits
Section 4 of the Water Ordinance contains information regarding the obtaining of residential water permits.
Requirements for house service water line installation can be found here.
For a detailed description of the residential water point of service, contact the Engineering Department at (530) 562-0747 during normal business hours.
* Commercial & Residential Pressure / Supply Pump Systems
* Inspection & Testing
* Deviation from Requirements
* Temporary Hook-Up to Water System
* Abandoned Water System Facilities
* Emergency Notification
* Reserves for Emergency
* Water Rationing
* Unauthorized Use
Appendix A-6 contains the Districtís Technical Provisions for Construction of Water System / Facilities.
Cross-Connection Control / Backflow Prevention
The District maintains a backflow prevention program to protect the public water supply against actual or potential contamination. The program is designed to 1) isolate and eliminate points of cross connection that may occur within a water userís premises because of some undiscovered or unauthorized cross connection; 2) eliminate existing connections between drinking water systems an other sources of water that are not approved as safe and potable for human consumption; 3) eliminate cross connections between drinking water and sources of contamination; 4) and prevent the making of cross connections in the future.
The Districtís list approved backflow prevention devices is taken from the list created by the University of Southern Californiaís Foundation for Cross Connection Control. This list can be found here. Final approval of any backflow prevention device used in a water system must be obtained from the District Engineering Department.
All water system facilities constructed under the provisions of the District Code are subject to inspection and approval by the District. Section 9 of the Water Ordinance contains information regarding: