Major Programs offered The Utilities Division provides water and sewer services that meet all regulatory standards and needs of the community, and are delivered in a cost-effective manner. Water services include production, storage, treatment, distribution, environmental testing, maintenance, and watershed management. Wastewater services include treatment, collection, environmental testing, maintenance, and effluent management. The division also provides 24-hour emergency response for all services.
FOR EMERGENCIES AFTER HOURS, CALL DISPATCH AT (775) 782-5126
To provide safe, reliable, and cost effective sewer collection and treatment services to our customers; to protect and preserve the water resources of Douglas County.
The department is led by the Water / Sewer Utilities Superintendent who reports to the Public Works Director. Administrative staff provides technical, accounting, and clerical support. Engineering staff provides design, public facilities planning, contract administration, and construction management services for Public Works Capital Projects.