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Welcome to
Sun Valley General
Improvement District

Sun Valley General Improvement District, also known 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.


As we enter our 4th year of the drought many customers are concerned about our water supply and what they can do to help. The Sun Valley General Improvement District buys water wholesale from the Truckee Meadows Water Association (TWMA) who owns and operates the only water treatment plants in the Truckee Meadows. TMWA also operates several groundwater wells in the region to offset the surface water use from the Truckee River. TMWA is assuring us that they are prepared to meet the demands of all water users by utilizing its drought storage located in Donner and Independence Lakes. TWMA is also asking that all its customers including the Sun Valley District to reduce water use by 10%. For water saving tips to meet this goal, please visit our Customer Information/Conservation tab.


Sun Valley residents and others enjoyed free movies in the park and a fun pool season. The District wishes to thank the following sponsors for the generous donations to make Dive Into Summer, Summer Blowout, free swim days and other recreational events and opportunities a great success: Hobey’s Casino, Bonanza Casino, Nugget Casino, Atlantis Casino, Peppermill Casino, Eldorado Casino, Reno Aces, Wells Fargo Insurance, Jump Baby Jump, Valley Pawn, Wild Island, Tahoe Maritime, Perk Coffee, Lotus Radio, Reno Media Group, KOLO TV, JR’s 24/7, James Tatomer and the Fink Family.