Today, the PECSD water system serves approximately 1,500 residents, about 320 of which reside year-round. The community’s average daily water demand during the winter is 55,400 gpd (gallon per day) with a winter peak demand of 142,000 gpd. During the summer months the average demand is 342,650 gpd, with an average peak demand of 542,000 gpd. The maximum day demand typically occurs in July at about 732,000 gpd. On an annual basis, the community averages a total use of 75 million gallons per year. It has 650 residential water connections and 4 commercial connections.
PECSD has two bolted steel water storage tanks with a combined capacity of 590,000 gallons. Tank #1 has a capacity of 400,000 gallons and was built in 1981. Tank #2 has a capacity of 190,000 gallons and was built in 1991. Both tanks are located on U.S. Forest Service land approximately 1 mile west of the subdivision along Madora Lake Road.
Well 1B is located in a small one story building along the Plumas Pines Golf Course in the fairway turn for hole number 16. The well itself is located in a vault away from the well house, and is equipped with a submersible pump. The well is 12 inches in diameter, is approximately 270 feet deep, and supplies approximately 375 gpm (gallons per minute) into the system when operating.
Well 2 is located in a small one story building along the Plumas Pines Golf Course, near the forward tee box for hole number 13. The well is 14 inches in diameter, is approximately 250 feet deep, and supplies approximately 450 gpm while operating.