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 continues with new sewer lines being install in the road on Tamarack. Please be considerate of your neighbors and contractors when driving through Construction Zones! Please walk your children to the bus stop and/or advice them of the construction and to becareful walking to and from the bus stop.

SCHEDULE CHANGE: SCHEDULE FOR REPLACING THE MAIN LINE AND PUTTING IN METERS IN THE HILLCREST AND MOUNTAIN VIEW AREA HAS BEEN MOVED UP. Rapid Construction plan to work the next two weeks in Hillcrest and Mountain View area just on the main line and meters.  Since there are 2 ways in and out of that area, they hope not to be incovenient to residents.  They will not be doing any work on the individual connections untill later this Spring.  Rapid will not be in anyone's yards, just our easement to place the meter.

Rapid will continue to work in WPV on the sewer mains at the same time.  They have 2 separate crews that work on water mains and sewer. 

More information on the project is under the News tab, under WPV project.  Please check there for current updates.


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. 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.

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.


Time to Celebrate Drinking Water Week!

Time to Celebrate Drinking Water Week!

May 01, 2023

We have been celebrating Drinking Water Week for over 40 years!

Hosted by the American Water Works Association, Drinking Water Week is a time to recognize the vital role water plays in the daily lives of every individual.

In 2023, Drinking Water Week will be recognized from May 7th – May 13th. During this time, water teams across the United States, Canada, and beyond proudly educate their communities on the amazing processes and science needed to create 1 “simple” glass of water.

Read the full article »