Are there any mandatory watering restrictions in the GWC service territory?
Currently there are no mandatory watering restrictions, however we ask that you use your water wisely. Never water between the hours of 12:00pm and 5:00pm and never water when it is windy, raining or snowing.
During the hottest parts of the day, most of the water applied on your lawn during those hours evaporates and doesn't reach the plants' root system.
Why should we not water when it's windy?
The water evaporates, or doesn't land on your lawn.
GWC receives numerous phone calls each year regarding rotten egg odor coming from the kitchen and bath faucets. The most common cause of rotten egg odor is aluminum anodes that come with most water heaters. These anodes sometimes react with water to produce hydrogen sulfide gas, making the classic rotten egg odor. Most of the time, replacement of the standard magnesium or aluminum anode rod in the water heater with an aluminum/zinc alloy anode will solve the problem. Talk to your plumber or contact your water heater manufacturer for suggestions on replacement of the anodes. Print the information sheet regarding rotten egg oder here. GWC staff would be happy to answer any further questions regarding hot water rotten egg odor, please call the GWC office at (775) 782-2339.
Hydrants can never be used for construction water. All hydrants are to be utilized only by the local fire agencies and GWC representatives.
Yes, GWC has set up a number of channels for customer communication on specific issues like water quality, water pressure, leak reporting, etc. For GWC contact information click here.
In addition, GWC's Board of Directors encourages public comment in each board meeting. These meetings are held monthly in the GWC office, located at 1579 Virginia Ranch Rd in Gardnerville. Click here for a schedule of upcoming board meetings. In this fashion, the opportunity for high-level feedback is increased significantly. Any time management proposes a rule or rate change, these will be brought to the board for approval, and customers will be given the opportunity to give input. Also, the GWC bylaws provide for citizen advisory committees as appointed at the board's discretion.
Yes, we have a drop box in the parking lot and a drop box in the front door.
The staff at GWC would like to remind you that if you are moving, it is your responsibility to notify us to terminate the water service at your current place of residence. Please give us seven days notice in advance of your desired termination date. Customers are responsible for all charges to the account until service is terminated. To request a transfer or termination of service, please contact us either via phone at (775) 782-2339. At the time of the request, you must provide us with a mailing address to which the final bill will be mailed.
GWC bills customers bi-monthly. Water bills are sent out in January, March, May, July, September, and November. If you have not received your bill by the 15th of the billing month, please contact our office immediately at (775) 782-2339.