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Welcome to
Sun Valley General
Improvement District

Sun Valley General Improvement District, also know as the District, was established in 1967 as Sun Valley's water and sanitation district.
The Sun Valley General Improvement District is a quasi-municipal entity established under Nevada Revised Statute, Chapter 318 and chartered to provide water, sewer, garbage,and recreation services throughout the community.
The District owns and maintains an estimated 100 miles of water mains, 120 miles of sewer mains, two sewer vaults, several pressure reducing vaults and pumping stations, and nine water storage water tanks. Since its inception, all service connections have been metered. In the early 1990s the District converted to an automated metering system.
Today, meter readers receive usage information via radio signal simply by driving by.
With the assistance of members of the general public, the District acquired the garbage authority in August, 1990. The District was able to redirect the franchise fee from Washoe County's general fund to the District's garbage fund. These funds are now being used for community-based programs, senior discounts, beautification projects, and public education.


Sun Valley General Improvement District recently conducted a survey to get feedback on a potential dog park in the community. At this time we have decided against pursuing such a park. We wish to thank all that participated and will hold onto the responses for future reference. To read a complete copy of the survey results go to the Announcement tab and select the Publication page.


Each year the District performs a sewer winter evaluation. What does this mean? During the months of December, January, and February each customer will be billed sewer charges based on 100% of their metered water consumption. This allows the District to set each customer sewer maximum. During those months it’s most likely that most customers are not irrigating their yards or using additional water that never reaches the District’s sewer system such as swap coolers, washing car, etc. It is safe to say that any water consumption during the evaluation months is an accurate measure of metered water consumption that enters the District’s sewer system. The average monthly consumption during that period shall establish each individual customer’s maximum monthly billable quantity for sewer service for the remainder of the year (March-November). If the monthly discharge is less than the average monthly consumption, the billing shall be based on the actual metered water consumption for that billing period. If at any time during the sewer winter evaluation period you experience a leak, or drip your water to prevent your pipes from freezing, please contact the District to fill out the appropriate form. This allows the District to take these instances into consideration when setting the sewer maximum.