Tuolumne Utilities District Celebrates Curtis Creek Elementary School Project by Tuolumne Utilities District Feb 8, 2023 Member Submitted News The Tuolumne Utilities District (TUD) alongside Curtis Creek Union School District and the California State Water Resources Control Board (SWRCB) celebrated the completion of the Curtis Creek Elementary School Water System Consolidation Project this month at a Celebration Event held at Curtis Creek Elementary School. The project began in Spring of 2022 and included the installation of approximately 5,535 linear feet of new water pipeline to Curtis Creek School, three new fire hydrants, and reconnected three raw water fire hydrants to the distribution system. Completion of this water project ensures that Curtis Creek Elementary School has clean, reliable, potable drinking water as well as crucial fire flow. Prior to the completion of this project, the school had been relying on an unreliable well, which had been problematic for several years and could not provide fire flow. Issues ranged from unavailable water during and following power outages, inadequate storage capacity, and poor water quality requiring the school to close multiple times per year and to purchase bottled water until the connection to TUD was complete and operational. The Curtis Creek Elementary School Water System Consolidation Project was made possible through a $2.3 million SWRCB grant that TUD and Curtis Creek School worked collaboratively to secure. “It is an honor to celebrate the completion of the Curtis Creek Elementary School Water System Consolidation Project which provides safe and reliable drinking water to the school’s students and staff. We are proud to have partnered with Curtis Creek Elementary School and the State Water Resources Control Board. Strong partnerships are vital as we strive to improve public health and ensure safe, reliable, and affordable drinking water for all members of our community,” states Don Perkins, General Manager of TUD.