The pump crew is responsible for drinking water quality, production, storage, treatment, and delivery. It operates and maintains wells, booster pump stations, pressure reducing valves, storage tanks, advanced corrosion treatment system, and water treatment equipment. All employees are required to be certified by the California Department of Water Resources.
The pump crew also operates and maintains all sewage pump stations including Fallen Leaf Lake sewer system and Luther Pass Pump Station (LPPS). These sewer stations pump raw sewage to the treatment plant and LPPS pumps recycled water to Harvey Place Reservoir in Alpine County.
The major goal is to pump sewage to the wastewater treatment plant and to prevent sewage spills while doing so. The department continues to improve its preventive maintenance program to accomplish this objective. One or two pump stations are scheduled for modernization every year with new pumps, motors, control systems, and variable frequency drives.
During 2019/2020, the Sewer/Water Operations Departments (in conjunction with the Engineering Department) will apply itself to the below goals: