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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.



HPUD awarded "Transparency Certificate of Excellence"

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 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. The District received this award in 2014  as well.


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.


Special districts are independent public agencies that deliver core local services to communities, such as water, wastewater treatment, fire protection, parks and recreation, healthcare, sanitation, mosquito abatement, ports, libraries, public cemeteries and more.  Districts are established by voters and their funding is approved by voters to meet specific needs through focused service.  They can be specially molded to serve large regions or small neighborhoods depending on the need.

Plumas Sierra Rural Electric "Notice to Conserve Energy"

URGENT: Please Conserve to Avoid Rolling Blackouts


PSREC's backup feed is nearing it's maximum capacity. Please conserve as much as possible during this cold weather to avoid rolling blackouts. Every power load and light bulb matters.

Thank you for your patience and conservation efforts as we work to keep the power on for all PSREC members.

For more information on outage preparedness, please visit our Outage Tips Page. If you are not already signed up for outage notifications, you can subscribe by logging in to SmartHub and setting your notification preferences. You can view affected areas on our outage map.

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PSREC Member Services

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Volunteer Fire Department

May 07, 2021

Herlong Volunteer Fire Department Welcomes New Volunteers!  HPUD is proud to announce the District has received 2 grants to improve our Volunteer Fire Department.  Board approved a Resolution to accept the CalFire Grant for PPE and radio's at our last Board Meeting.  This is a matching fune grant.  So the District will pay out $20,000 and get reimbursed for $10,000.  We are hopefull that we will have these for our volunteers by the first of 2022.  Keep our Volunteer Safe is a priority!

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When Every Drop Counts!

When Every Drop Counts!

October 01, 2021

Have you hugged a Water Operator Today?

The modern plumbing system is considered one of the greatest innovations of the 19th century. In fact, plumbing dates back to the Greeks and Romans, but luckily has significantly evolved since the olden days.

It's easy to take for granted how lucky we are to have access to fresh, clean water at the turn of a tap. It’s especially amazing considering that available fresh water only accounts for approximately 2% of all water resources.

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