Welcome to Sun Valley General Improvement District

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.


For the past five decades, the SVGID has been delivering quality drinking water to the Sun Valley community. The District continually strives to ensure that all aspects of Sun Valley’s water distribution, sewer, garbage, recreation, and community services are efficient while providing exceptional service to more than 20,000 residents. From the first Board of Trustees first Chair to the current Chairperson Sandra Ainsworth, the trustees and staff of the Sun Valley General Improvement District will continue to be committed to another 50 years of exceptional service.


When pipes freeze, you will have blocked or restricted water flow, which is usually the first indication of a problem. During an extended cold spell, pipes may freeze despite precautions taken. CLICK HERE FOR MORE DETAILS.


FREE event and open to the public, Saturday, March 24, 2018 from 11:00 am until 1:00 pm. Event will be held at the Sun Valley Community Park                                               CLICK HERE FOR FLYER  

Conserving Water

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.