VSPUD supplies well water and
wastewater facilities for the township of
Valley Springs including the
Valley Oaks Shopping Center
and Zippy Mart.

  • Water for the District is supplied by
    two wells on an underground aquifer,
    with 3 storage tanks combined
    storage of 500,000 gallons.

  • The wastewater treatment plant  is a
    pond system with aerators and
    sprays secondary treated effluent to  
    a 33+ acre spray disposal area.

  • Our office is located at 150 Sequoia
    Avenue in Valley Springs.
History of VSPUD
The Valley Springs Sanitary District was formed in February of 1940. Paperwork was
started to get the permits required from the state of California to put in a collection
system and a Imhoff tank and Oxidizing Lagoon. At that time the system consisted of a
drainage ditch to carry liquids away from town. Due to unforeseen circumstances and
then war time the existing collections system and the initial plant were not built until
1957. Over the past 50 years there has been many upgrades done to the plant
including a 92 acre foot storage pond and a 36 acre spray disposal area .
Valley Springs Public Utility District
Valley Springs Sanitary District
The first water system in Valley Springs Consisted of reservoir water that was brought
via an Aqueduct  from the Mokelumne River. Parts of that Aqueduct can still be seen
today along Paloma Rd. The Pattee family put in wells and a new reservoir and piped it
to town. That was known as Valley Springs Water Works.

In 1948 with the help of the Valley Springs Improvement Club, Valley Springs Public
Utility District was formed. Within A few years VSPUD bought the entire water works
from the Pattee family and formed a fire department. Over the next few years a new
storage tank was added along with the existing 100,000 gallon tank bringing the
storage capacity to 300,000 gallons.

In 2011, after five years of planning, VSPUD secured a loan/grant with USDA for a new
Well and Storage Tank. The Tank added an additional 200,000 gallon capacity of
water storage for Valley Springs.

Valley Springs PUD and Valley Springs Sanitary District were merged to become
VSPUD just a few years ago. The Directors were merged into one governing board.
Valley Springs PUD currently serves approximately 400 homes and businesses in the
town of Valley Springs.