Water and Wastewater Collections Utility Manager
3981 S. K Street
Tulare, CA 93274
The Water Division is responsible for providing safe and sanitary water in a manner that protects the long term viability of the underground aquifers, and that assures both an adequate water supply and pressures for fire protection. The City’s water system consists of 29 active wells, a 125,000 gallon water storage tower, 235 miles of water transmission and distribution mains, and 2,250 fire hydrants. The city’s water supply comes from a series of deep wells that are scattered throughout the community and pumped directly into an interconnected water system to provide evenly balanced water supply and adequate water pressure for all of Tulare’s users. The division performs a variety of services, including water quality compliance, water conservation, groundwater recharge, system maintenance and repair, hydrant flushing and testing, annual backflow testing, and field coordination with the Utility Billing Division for meter repair, turn-ons, and shut-offs. The water service operates under the direction of the Board of Public Utilities.
Water Rates: Resolution 16-14
Annual Water Quality Reports:
- 2016 Water Quality Report
- 2015 Water Quality Report
- 2014 Water Quality Report
- 2013 Water Quality Report
- 2012 Water Quality Report
The City of Tulare Water Division is partnering with Proteus, Inc. for the installation of ultra-efficient showerheads, faucet aerators and high efficiency clothes washers in eligible homes throughout Tulare, and neighboring counties.
Proteus’ Water Savings Program is grant-funded through the State of California Department of Water Resources (DWR) has awarded Proteus with up to $6 million in grant funding to assist economically disadvantaged communities in Tulare, Kern, Kings, and Fresno counties to improve water and energy conservation by switching to higher efficiency faucet aerators, showerheads and clothes dryers.
Supplies are limited, and eligibility is determined by service location. Residents can get more information about this program, including checking for eligibility, by visiting Proteus’ website, or calling 1-888-255-2142
Stage 3 is still in effect.