Summer Newsletter 2023

2023 District Summer Newsletter TARIFF HEARING SUMMARY The District values its customers and tries to keep rates down, however, due to economic conditions and rising costs, the District was forced to pass through some of these increases. A Tariff Hearing was held on May 11, 2023. The following is a summary as well as the […]

Spring Newsletter 2023

2023 District Spring Newsletter TARIFF HEARING The District will be holding a Public Hearing Thursday, May 11, 2023 at 6pm in the District Board Room (located off Prosser Way) to amend various Tariff Rules including consideration of increases to various rates and service fees. E-WASTE RECYCLING The District is pleased to announce that it is […]

Winter Newsetter 2023

2023 Winter Newsletter THANK YOU FORMER CHAIRPERSON, SANDRA AINSWORTH Sandra Ainsworth has dedicated the past 12 years to the residents and community of Sun Valley. She never imagined going into politics until residents of Sun Valley continually approached her to run after her husband Jim, also a former Chairperson of the District, termed out. During […]

Fall Newsletter 2022

2022 Fall Newsletter About Your General Manager Chris Melton has worked for the District for 18 years. Chris represents the District on the Northern Nevada Water Planning Commission, the Truckee Meadows Water Authority Standing Advisory Committee, and the Joint Coordinating Committee for the Truckee Meadows Water Reclamation Facility. Chris holds various certifications in water distribution, […]

Summer Newsletter 2022

2022Summer_Newsletter Congratulations – Employee Promotions The District is proud to announce the promotion of Chris Melton from Public Works Director to General Manager; and Brad Baeckel from Field Supervisor to Public Works Director.  Water Quality Report The District is proud that our drinking water continues to meet all state and federal drinking water quality standards […]

Spring Newsletter 2022

2022Spring_FinalNewsletter_Media Message From Your General Manager After more than 25 years of working at the Sun Valley General Improvement District, I have decided it is time for me to retire. I began my career at the District as a Service Technician and have been fortunate enough to work my way to becoming the General Manager. […]

Winter Newsletter 2022

2022Winter_FinalNewsletter_Media Congratulations To Our 2021 Community Service Award Winners The District recognized Washoe County Commissioner Kitty Jung as one of this year’s Community Service Award recipients. Commissioner Jung was recognized for her generous donation of her Commissioner Discretionary funds to be used towards improvements at the Sun Valley Neighborhood Center. When she heard that the […]

Fall Newsletter 2021

FALL2021Pipeline_Web Thank You Lifeguards The District wants to send a special thank you to our fantastic 2021 Lifeguards. The health and safety of the Sun Valley Pool patrons was our priority this year. We were able to open the pool for general swim. We faced the same challenges as every other public pool with the […]

Summer Newsletter 2021

SUMMER2021Pipeline_Final Water Quality Report The District is proud that our drinking water continues to meet all state and federal drinking water quality standards as it has for more than 50 years. We know the quality of your water is important to you and we take all water regulations very seriously. To view the Water Quality […]

Spring Newsletter 2021

A Message From Your General Manager Sun Valley General Improvement District (District) purchases all of its water from Truckee Meadows Water Authority (TMWA)and distributes it to District customers. When TMWA approves a rate increase it affects the rate payers of Sun Valley and the operations of the District. We regret having to pass thru these […]

Winter Newsletter 2021

Welcome Your 2021 SVGID Officers and Trustees Sun Valley General Improvement District Board of Trustees 2021 board meetings on the second and fourth Thursday’s of each month with the exception of November and December due to holidays. The Board of Trustees unanimously nominated Sandra Ainsworth as Chair, Susan Severt as Vice-Chair, Joseph Barstow as Secretary, […]

Fall Pipeline 2020

Sun Valley Pool Upgrades It was a very difficult decision for your Board of Trustees to cancel the 2020 pool season. However, we have used this time to repair and update the facility using the Recreation Fund. We have painted the outside of the building and removed and replaces plater and tile on the interior […]

Summer Pipeline 2020

A Message From Your Board Of Trustees Sun Valley General Improvement District understands these are trying times for some households experiencing financial hardships and some whose health was impacted due to COVID-19. As our Governor continues to open our state back up, Sun Valley General Improvement District will resume back to normal business practices effective […]

Winter Pipeline 2020

Washoe County Extra Mile Award The Sun Valley General Improvement District doesn’t do things to get recognized, but it is nice when it happens. We are proud to be the recipient of the Washoe County Health District’s Extra Mile Award for unanimously voting to approve and implement a smoke and vape free environment at all […]

Fall Pipeline 2019

THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE Remembering – Garth Elliott Sun Valley General Improvement District is saddened by the loss of one if its Trustees, Garth Elliott. Garth served the Sun Valley General Improvement District Board for 8 years. He was a proud community member and represented the Sun Valley community on the Sun Valley Citizen […]

Summer Pipeline 2019

SUMMER RECREATING Enjoy a summer morning, afternoon or evening at one of the District’s community parks. Highland Ranch Park is located on Highland Ranch Parkway. This 30 acre park offers a covered picnic area, playground, basketball court, volleyball court, horseshoe pit, and dirt trails for walking enthusiasts. Sun Mesa Park, located on Sun Mesa Drive, […]

Spring Pipeline 2019

RECREATING IN SUN VALLEY After a long wet winter, it is time to get outside and recreate. Parks are well maintained and a great place for all to enjoy. Sun Valley Community Park is the District’s largest family park. The 26.09 acre park offers a outdoor pool, soccer field, baseball field, volleyball court, basketball court, […]

Winter Pipeline 2019

2019 ELECTION OF OFFICERS Congratulations to Sandra & Susan on their re-election. The following Sun Valley General Improvement District Trustees were elected to serve as officers of the board for 2019; Sandra Ainsworth, Chair – Susan Severt, Vice Chair – Garth Elliott, Secretary – Carmen Ortiz, Treasurer – Josepb Barstow, Trustee VETERANS CELEBRATION The District, […]

Fall PipeLine 2018

DISTRICT PROMOTIONS The Sun Valley General Improvement District is proud to announce the following promotions: Public Works Director, Jon Combs, was promoted to General Manager; Field Supervisor, Chris Melton, was promoted to Public Works Director; and Service Technician, Bradley Baeckel, was promoted Field Supervisor. By promoting from within the District Trustees stated their confidence in […]

Summer PipeLine 2018

DISTRICT GENERAL MANAGER DARRIN PRICE RETIRES AFTER 31 YEARS OF SERVICE Darrin Price, Sun Valley General Improvement District General Manager, has retired from the District after 31 years on the job. Darrin was hired as an entry level Service Technician in 1987, promoted to Field Supervisor in 1993 and in 2000 became the District’s Public […]

Spring PipeLine 2018

POOL OPENS JUNE 8TH The Robert and Norma Fink Sun Valley Pool opens for the season on Friday June 8th and will operate through August 5th.  Keep an eye on the website and Facebook page for information on swim lesson session dates, free swim days and an end of season pool party.  Swim lesson registration […]

Winter Pipeline 2018

2018 SUN VALLEY GENERAL IMPROVEMENT DISTRICT TRUSTEES ELECTION OF OFFICERS During the January 11, 2018 Sun Valley General Improvement District Board of Trustee Meeting, the Board voted on election of officers. The 2018 Sun Valley General Improvement District Officers are: Chairperson –    Sandra Ainsworth Vice Chair     –    Susan Severt Secretary      […]

Fall Newsletter 2017

CELEBRATING 50 YEARS OF SERVING SUN VALLEY 1967 – 2017 The Sun Valley General Improvement District is celebrating 50 years of service to the Sun Valley Community, providing quality water, sewer, recreational and garbage services. It all started in 1967 when the District was formed. Developers acquired and changed property throughout the picturesque valley in […]

Summer Newsletter 2017

GOODBYE TO A GREAT COMMUNITY ADVOCATE AND LONGTIME SUN VALLEY RESIDENT The community of Sun Valley lost a great advocate last month as John Jackson passed away surrounded by his family. John spent his entire life doing for others and many in the community benefited from his passion and expertise in taking a complex issue […]

Spring Newsletter 2017

SPRINGTIME IN SUN VALLEY As the weather motivates us to get outside residents are invited to enjoy the Sun Valley parks. The District operates and maintains 4 parks including the Sun Valley Community Park that offers a basketball court, volleyball, playground, soccer, baseball, skate park, BMX track, Zumba and Martial Arts. Gepford Park offers a […]

Winter Pipeline 2017

2017 BOARD OF TRUSTEES – CONGRATULATIONS! Congratulations to District Trustees Joseph Barstow and Garth Elliott, re-elected to the Sun Valley General Improvement District Board of Trustees for a new term of service. Congratulations and welcome to Sun Valley resident Carmen Ortiz, newly elected District Trustee for her first term of service. During the January 26, […]

Fall PipeLine 2016

DISTRICT TRUSTEES PROCLAIM SUPPORT OF LAW ENFORCEMENT At its August 25th meeting the Sun Valley General Improvement District Board of Trustees adopted a Proclamation in support of law enforcement in the Truckee Meadows community. They also presented plaques to Washoe County Sheriff Chuck Allen and Nevada Highway Patrol, accepted by Major McAfee; both spoke of […]

Summer PipeLine 2016

Free Movie In The Park The District’s next movie in the park night will be held on Friday, July 15, 2016 at the Sun Valley Community Park beginning at 6pm. The festivities will include a BBQ, raffle prizes, concessions and extended pool hours until 7pm. The feature film “Goosebumps”, will be shown at dark. The […]

Spring Pipeline 2016

Recreation in Sun Valley Parks Mission: To provide recreational and outdoor opportunities while protecting and preserving the parks and surrounding properties natural beauty through a variety of recreational amenities. Pool Mission: To provide recreational swimming to Sun Valley residents and surrounding communities in a fun and relaxing facility for guests of all ages. It is […]

Winter Pipeline 2016

2016 Election of Trustee Officers During the January 14, 2016 board meeting, the Sun Valley General Improvement Trustees elected the following officers for 2016. Sandra Ainsworth – Chair, Susan Severt – Vice Chair, Margaret Reinhardt – Secretary, Garth Elliott – Treasurer, Joseph Barstow – Trustee District Trustee Susan Severt Susan Severt is a longtime Sun […]

Fall Pipeline 2015

Thank you To All Recreation Sponsors Sun Valley residents and others enjoyed free movies in the park this past summer 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 […]

Summer Pipeline 2015

Water Use During A Drought As we enter our 4th year of the drought many customers are concerned about water supply and what they can do to help. The Sun Valley General Improvement District buys water wholesale from the Truckee Meadows Water Authority (TMWA) who owns and operates the only water treatment plants in the […]

Spring Pipeline 2015

RECREATE IN SUN VALLEY! The Robert & Norma Fink Pool Complex opens Friday, June 12th and will operate through Sunday, August 9th. Swim lesson registration opens May 1, 2015 with the schedule to be determined. Private parties and groups can rent the pool for parties and special events. Applications are now being accepted for seasonal […]

Winter Pipeline 2015

CONGRATULATIONS! 2015 TRUSTEES It is with pleasure we present the following trustees that will oversee the Sun Valley General Improvement District during 2015. Trustees Sandra Ainsworth and Garth Elliott were re-elected and Susan Severt was elected to serve the Sun Valley General Improvement District Board of Trustees. Sun Valley voters showed their support of the […]

Fall Pipeline 2014

Customer Satisfaction Survey Summary – Thanks To Everyone That Participated! Last year, the District conducted a Customer Satisfaction Survey. We are pleased to report these results, along with an explanation of some of the questions raised in the survey: 70% felt that their customer service experiences are above average; Over 60% felt that the water […]

Summer Pipeline 2014

Summertime Fun The Sun Valley Pool celebrated opening day, on the last day of school, with over 200 guests enjoying the sun and the pool. Local television stations came out to cover the event and everyone was very excited. Thanks to a professional team of lifeguards, everything went smoothly. A free swim day on June […]

Spring Pipeline 2014

Pool Season The Sun Valley Robert and Norma Fink Pool Complex will open June 13, 2014. Operating hours are 12pm until 5pm Wednesday through Sunday, closed to the public on Monday and Tuesday. Daily admission for Youth and Seniors is $3.50, Adults $4.50, and age 2 and under are free. You can reserve the pool […]

Winter Pipeline 2014

Message from the Chair/Sandra Ainsworth On behalf of the Sun Valley General Improvement District Trustees, we are looking forward to this years’ events and activities in Sun Valley. We hope our customers are also looking forward to enjoying our Valley and all it has to offer. From our wonderful swimming pool and Sun Valley Community […]

Fall Pipeline 2013

New District Billing Statements The District has revised its billing statements and late notices based on the feedback we have received from customers, by adding additional information to the bills. We hope the following detail on the new look will assist customers in reading the statements and if you do have questions, please contact the […]

Summer Pipeline 2013

Robert ”Bob” Fink 1929-2013 The Sun Valley community has lost a pioneer and icon when longtime resident and businessman, Robert (Bob) Fink passed on April 23, 2013. District Trustees and Staff express their heartfelt sympathy to Robert’s family. He served as a Trustee for the Sun Valley Water District 1982-1996 and served again as a […]

Spring Pipeline 2013

Meet the District’s Board of Trustees Sandra Ainsworth, Chair Garth Elliott, Vice Chair Margaret Reinhardt, Secretary Joe Barstow, Treasurer Susan Severt, Trustee New District Trustee The Sun Valley General Improvement District is pleased to welcome Susan Severt to the District’s Board of Trustees. In a unanimous vote, the Washoe County Commissioners appointed Susan to the […]

Winter Pipeline 2013

Congratulations! Re-elected and Newly Elected Trustees Margaret Reinhardt, chairperson for the Sun Valley General Improvement District Board, has been reelected for a third term. She has led the board for the past two years as chairperson with professionalism, fairness, knowledge and a deep commitment to District customers. The District looks forward to her ongoing contribution […]

Fall Pipeline 2012

Parks & Recreation Customer Survey The Sun Valley General Improvement District has developed a customer survey designed to find out what local residents would like to see at area parks and the pool, such as events and various activities not currently offered. The District operates and maintains the parks and the pool. The survey asks […]

Summer Pipeline 2012

Fun Sunday – Sun Valley’s Summer Event Sun Valley’s Fun Sunday, the Valley’s summer event is being held this year on July 8 from 9am until 4pm. The day includes a Show & Shine car show, kid’s games, food and entertainment. Sponsors of the event include the Truckee Meadows Optimist Club, the Sun Valley GID, […]

Spring Pipeline 2012

Volunteer at the Parks Volunteering just feels good. It is also helpful to the community and to the upkeep of our parks in Sun Valley. The District is encouraging residents, groups and organizations to volunteer and assist the District with our neighborhood parks, programs and events. If you have some free time and would like […]

Winter Pipeline 2012

The Wish Tree Grants over 400 Wishes to Sun Valley Children This past holiday season, the Sun Valley Wish Tree through the efforts of many individuals and businesses in Sun Valley and beyond was able to grant wishes to children in the Valley that may have not received anything this year. Due to the many […]