Over the next couple of weeks, Carson City Public Works will be conducting high flow testing of our water system, which is required as part of bringing on line the new regional water line. At times, you may experience some discolored water. This is a result of existing minor sedimentation of very fine particles in the existing water system, not the new water lines. This should not last more than a day or two. The water is safe to drink and cook with; however, it is recommended that you not do any white laundry when you have discolored water. If you have any concerns or questions, please call Carson City Public Works at 887-2355. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.
Carson City’s Water Division oversees the city’s water production, distribution and metering, as well as maintaining the city’s fire hydrants and infrastructure.
The Production Division maintains the Quill Water Treatment Plant and wells to ensure efficient operations and an adequate supply of water. The production staff monitors, regulates flows, samples, and maintains the surface water flows and groundwater wells to maximize the conjunctive use of the City's variety of sources.
Carson City’s water distribution system consists of 235 miles of water mains, 14,000 fire hydrants, 32 groundwater wells, 16 storage tanks, and 16 pressure zones. The distribution division maintains the system’s water mains, valves and hydrants, and the City's portion of the service line, which is up to and including the water meter.
The Meter Division is responsible for collecting meter readings, testing, repairing and installing water meters. The staff utilizes a hand held computer and a radio transceiver to collect and store data. Other duties include maintenance of meter boxes, water meter turn-on and turn-offs for new customers, maintenance and repair, and emergencies.
For more information about the Water Division, please contact us.
For information about water contracting, inspection, line replacement, plan reviews, permitting and inspections, please contact the Building Division at (775) 887-2310.
Water Division Links
• Water Rates (pdf)
• Final Water & Sewer Rate Study (October 2013)
• Frequently Asked Questions
• 2013 Consumer Confidence Report
• Backflow Test Report form (pdf )
• Pay Water / Sewer bills on-line!
• Summer Water Restrictions
• Conservation Tips
Resources & Links
American Backflow Prevention Association (ABPA)
American Public Works Association (APWA)
American Water Works Association (AWWA)
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
Nevada Rural Water Association (NvRWA)
Nevada Water & Environment Association / The Groundwater Foundation
University of Nevada-Reno's Water Program Water Program
University of Southern California Foundation for Cross Connection Control
WaterWiser - The Water Efficiency Clearinghouse
Water Environment Federation (WEF)