Snow Removal and Winter Preparedness

WET WEATHER ALERT: Be prepared for the ongoing storms. 

If your area is prone to flooding, now is the time to get sandbags to protect your home. Sand and sandbags are available at the following locations: 

  • South Lake Tahoe Fire Station #3 located at 2101 Lake Tahoe Blvd. (shovels available, but limited)
  • Search & Rescue Building (County) 1834 Santa Fe Rd. (bring your own shovel)

Note: Sand and sandbags available 24x7 at Fire Station #3 and the Recreation Center. 

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Learn how you can get your home ready for snow removal operations by watching the following video. 

Winterizing tips for your home from our local utility providers

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Winterizing Tips from South Lake Tahoe Public Utility District

Winter temperatures in Lake Tahoe dip below freezing and into single digits. Don’t wait for the damage and expense of frozen pipes. By taking a few precautions you can greatly reduce your risk of frozen and broken water pipes.

Prepare Your Home For Winter

  • Disconnect and drain all outdoor hoses
  • Insulate exposed pipes or faucets
  • Seal holes and cracks in exterior walls, foundation and around pipes
  • Turn off and drain irrigation systems
  •  Find your home shut-off valve and shovel regularly throughout the winter
  • If you don’t have a home shut-off valve, considering installing one
  • Make sure South Tahoe Public Utility District has your current phone number in case we need to contact you in an emergency. To update your contact info, call 530-544-6474 or visit

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Winter preparedness from Liberty Utilities 


Winter Outage Tips

  • Gather in a central room where there is an alternative heat source such as a fireplace.
  • Make sure each family member has a warm coat, gloves, and hat. Dress in loose layers of clothing.
  • If the indoor temperature drops to 55 degrees Fahrenheit or below, open faucets slightly so they constantly drip to prevent water pipes from freezing.
  • If candles and portable heaters are used, never leave them unattended.
  • Never use a gas range for room heating.
  • Never use charcoal as an indoor heating or cooking source.
  • Never use gasoline or other flammable liquids to start or quicken a fire. Always keep a screen around an open flame, and don’t close the damper while ashes are still hot.
  • Remember, a fuel-burning heater, such as a kerosene heater, requires proper ventilation to prevent buildup of harmful fumes.
  • Place heaters on a hard, non-combustible surface.

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