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The Groveland Community Services District (CSD or GCSD) is a special district form of local government, formed in accordance with California Government Code §61000. Special districts have four distinguishing characteristics:

  • A form of local government,
  • Governed by a board,
  • Providing services and facilities,
  • Within defined boundaries.

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The Community Services District Law (Government Code §61000, et seq.) is just one of nearly 55 principal acts that form the statutory basis for governing California’s nearly 3,300 special districts. Local voters have approved the formation of community services districts (CSDs) that serve a wide variety of diverse neighborhoods, rural towns, and sprawling suburbs. There are more than 300 CSDs throughout the state.  

Most CSDs provide just one or two public services, such as water and sewer.  Other CSDs are multi-purpose special districts, delivering several services; the Groveland CSD provides water, sewer, fire and park services.  The GCSD service area covers approximately 15 square miles in southern Tuolumne County. The District is bounded on the north by the Tuolumne River, on the south by Mariposa County, on the east by the Stanislaus National Forest, and on the west by Moccasin. GCSD is the owner and operator of the Groveland Water System, which receives water from the City and County of San Francisco's Hetch Hetchy water system.

GCSD's Water System distributes the water to the populated areas of Big Oak Flat, Groveland, and Pine Mountain Lake. The GCSD water supply and distribution system includes three water treatment plants, five storage reservoirs, and approximately 70 miles of distribution piping. The District provides a treated water supply to approximately 3,500 customers. The District also owns and operates the regional wastewater collection, treatment, and regional recycled water system, which provides sewer service to approximately 1,500 customers within the District's service area.

Click on the link below to view map of the District's boundaries and service area:

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