Welcome to the Official Website of Herlong Public Utility District

Our Mission

At Herlong Public Utility District, we are committed to providing safe, high quality water services to our community, while maintaining a standard of excellence in customer service and environmental conservation.

Herlong Public Utility District is an equal opportunity provider and employer!

BECOME A VOLUNTEER FIRE FIGHTER TODAY!  Fill out application and drop off at office or in the drop box.  WANT TO BECOME AN EMT? HVFD can help you with your education cost.

Please call a Plumber if you have a back up in your home.  HPUD responsiblity starts in the easement on your property next to the road.  By law we are not allowed to go into your home to correct a back up.  Please do not use wipes!  They are the number one cause of back ups in your home and at the sewer plant.

WPV Project: All main line sewer and water lines are complete! All of WPV connections are complete.  As of November 3rd, the project will be complete, except for a few items on the punch list.  If your promise repairs have not been taken care of by November 15th, please call the office so we can make sure they are within the 30 day completion notice.

HPUD 15th Anniversary Celebration

February 14th 2008, Herlong Utilities Inc. became Herlong Public Utility District.

By becoming a public agency it open the door to new possiblities for the whole community.  As a public agency, HPUD now qualified for USDA grants/loans, FEMA, DOD grants, State funded projects and so much more.  This lower our property taxes and insurance for the agency.  Your leaders help secure two USDA loan/grants for both water and sewer in 2009 and 2013.  DOD grant in 2015, FEMA grant in 2022, CalFire Grant 2021, FEMA grant 2023, and our SRF (State Revolving Fund) grant from the State waterboard..

HPUD awarded "Transparency Certificate of Excellence 2021-2024"

Fall 2021 - The Herlong Public Utility District received the District Transparency Certificate of Excellence by the Special District Leadership Foundation (SDLF) in recognition of its outstanding efforts to promote transparency and good governance. “This award is a testament to the Herlong Public Utility District commitment to open government,” said, Sandy Seifert-Raffelson, General Manager. “Our Directors and staff is to be commended for their contributions that empower the public with information and facilitate engagement and oversight.” To receive the award, the Herlong Public Utility District demonstrated the completion of essential governance transparency requirements, including conducting ethics training for all board members, properly conducting open and public meetings, and filing financial transactions and compensation reports to the State Controller in a timely manner.

HPUD awarded "District of Distinction- Gold Level 2022-2025"

August 2022- The Herlong Public Utility District (HPUD) received the “District of Distinction - GOLDaccreditation by the Special District Leadership Foundation (SDLF) for its sound fiscal management policies and practices in district operations. There are over 2200 Special Districts in California, only 41 have applied and received their Recognition for “District of Distinction” and only 3 including Herlong PUD have reached the Gold accreditation.

“SDLF provides an independent audit review of the last three years of the district’s operations to ensure prudent fiscal practices,” said Neil McCormick, SDLF Chief Executive Officer. The committee members who review the audits are volunteers from the special district community, including district controllers, directors of finance and certified general managers.

In addition, the district’s board of directors and executive staff must also show proof of educational training in public governance, as well as compliance with ethics and harassment prevention training.

Furthermore, to receive the recognition, the district’s website must include posting of transparency requirements, including posted board meeting schedule and agendas, current district budget, most recent financial audit, and a list of compensation of board members and staff or a link to the State Controller’s webpage with the data.  

HPUD is also 1 of 161 District that have received their accreditation for Transparency Certificate of Excellence. HPUD is striving to make a difference in their community.

SDLF is an independent, non-profit organization formed to promote good governance and best practices among California’s special districts through certification, accreditation, and other recognition programs.

 

Winter is Here! Are You Ready?

Winter is Here! Are You Ready?

February 01, 2024

Winter can be a difficult season. Between the short days and unpredictable freezes, we battle icy roads, dehydration, power outages, and frozen pipes. Enjoy these safety and preparedness tips to stay safe all winter long!

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