District Profile

The Squaw Valley Public Service District is a Special District located in Olympic Valley, in Eastern Placer County, California and consists of a 15 square mile valley (9,600 acres).

The District was organized under the provisions of Division 12 of the Water Code and Incorporated in the State of California March 30, 1964.  Originally called Squaw Valley County Water District, the name was changed to the Squaw Valley Public Service District on January 1, 1998, in order to more fully portray the varied service the District renders.  The District is governed by a five- member  Board of Directors.  The services provided by the District are:  Water, Wastewater, Garbage, and Fire Protection/Emergency medical services..  The original wells and pipes were built by the State of California to service the site of the 1960 Olympics.  Many of these original facilities are still in use today.  Year-round population in the Valley is estimated to be approximately 1366 people, with a maximum overnight population of approximately 7,000.  However, during peak winter holiday periods, the daily population can swell to 25,000.  

The primary industry of Olympic Valley is winter snow sports and related services. Only 7 miles West of  Lake Tahoe and 30 miles South of Reno, it is a major tourist destination area during any season.

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  • Water    The Water District currently service 1569 Residential units and 20 large commercial entities.  The residential units consist of both single family homes, condominiums and apartments.  The commercial customers consist of very large ski complexes, resort hotels and supporting businesses.  A private water company (Squaw Valley Mutual Water Company) also provides water in the Valley to approximately 325 residential customers.

  • Wastewater (Sewer)    The District provides wastewater collection and maintenance of the system throughout the entire Valley.

  • Fire Department    The District is responsible for the administration of the Squaw Valley Fire Department.  The District assumed this responsibility from Placer County in July 1985.  

  • Garbage    Solid waste (garbage collection) service is provided by Tahoe Truckee Sierra Disposal co., Inc.  Billing for residential service is handled by the District through an agreement with this company.  Commercial accounts are handled by the company directly.

  • Parks & Recreation    The County of Placer owns, operates and maintains the community park, located at the intersection of Highway 89 and Squaw Valley Road .  For facility reservations, please contact Placer County staff at 530-886-4901.  The Squaw Valley Public Service District has no ownership or maintenance responsibilities for this community park. The park consists of an artificial turf play area, a tot lot, three picnic tables, a wetlands overlook area, a trail staging area for users of the various recreational trails, a multi-use trail connecting the County park to the Western States Trail, and the Squaw Valley-Tahoe City paved bicycle trail.  Restroom facilities are available.

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