GM CSD Water Reclamation Facility

Background. Gold Mountain was developed in the 1990?s with a limited wastewater supply; insufficient to meet long term plans of the community. All 408 home sites were sold prior to the original developer declaring bankruptcy and prior to installation of promised infrastructure improvements. The community reorganized into a public community service district (CSD) in 1996 with essentially zero initial funding. Through sound fiscal management; establishing a practical rate structure; and investing in professional engineering studies; the CSD developed a master plan for wastewater and domestic water management. The CSD master plan is based on trigger points in long term service requirements that will call for improvements to wastewater handling capacity and effluent quality; as well as for domestic water supply; storage and distribution improvements to complete required infrastructure.

Description. The existing wastewater system in the CSD is comprised of individual Septic Tank Effluent Pumping (STEP) at each home site which pump effluent into a common low pressure wastewater main feeding two community leach fields for disposal. The CSD needs to install a modern Water Reclamation treatment and pumping facility to reclaim wastewater for irrigation at a golf course within the Gold Mountain CSD service area. Reclaiming treated effluent to the golf course will reduce the depletion of groundwater resources that are shared by the CSD and Golf Course operator; and improve the water quality of the effluent being discharged into the groundwater by the CSD. This project will significantly increase the quality of wastewater to the leach fields; as well as provide additional filtration of the treated wastewater effluent for reclaim to a golf course.
Sponsoring Agency
Gold Mountain Community Service District (GM CSD)
Primary Contact
Ivan Gossage; General Manager
Contact Email
Project Number
Matching Funds
Total Cost
DAC Benefit
Supplemental Information
The project presents an opportunity to inform the community about the importance of the management of water resources and allows members of the community to participate in protecting important natural resources; sustaining infrastructure systems and improving the environment and quality of life.
Project Category
Municipal Services
DWR Resource Management Strategies
Conjunctive management, Groundwater remediation/aquifer remediation, Matching water quality to water use, Municipal recycled water, Outreach and engagement, Recharge area protection, Urban water use efficiency, Water and culture, Water-dependent recreation, Watershed management
Project Objectives
Address economic challenges of municipal service providers to serve customers, Address water resources and wastewater needs of DACs and Native Americans, Build communication and collaboration among water resources stakeholders, Coordinate management of recharge areas and protect groundwater, Effectively address climate change adaptation and/or mitigation in water resources management, Encourage municipal service providers to participate in regional water management actions, Enhance public awareness and understanding of water management issues and needs, Improve coordination of land use and water resources planning, Improve efficiency and reliability of water supply and infrastructure, Maximize agricultural, environmental, and municipal water use efficiency, Protect, restore, and enhance the quality of surface and groundwater resources, Reduce potential for catastrophic wildland fires in the region, Restore natural hydrologic functions, Work with counties/communities/groups to maintain capacity for water-related projects
Project Status
Final Design
Potential Benefits
Assist the region in adapting to effects of climate change, Disadvantaged Communities, Drought Preparedness
Project Owner

To the owner of GM CSD Water Reclamation Facility

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  • MS-8 1 file Added 27 Aug 2016 GM CSD water reclamation facility