Truckee Meadows Water Authority
Nov 18, 2019
Andy Gebhardt
Truckee Meadows Water Authority

Truckee Meadows Water Authority was formed in 2001, and is the primary source of water for the majority of residents in the Reno/Sparks area.  This presentation will focus on who Truckee Meadows Water Authority is, how they came into existence, the state of the water system today, and how they see it in the future.  Subject matters presented include drought planning, water treatment and delivery infrastructure, and how developers get water for new projects. 


Andy Gebhardt – Director of Operations and Water Quality. Mr. Gebhardt has worked for the Authority for 32 years, and oversees all operations of the water treatment plants and distribution facilities for the utility as well as directing the operation of TMWA’s State Certified Water Quality laboratory which is responsible for sampling to maintain compliance with all existing water quality regulations set forth by the EPA.  In addition, Mr. Gebhardt oversees all customer outreach, public relations, advertising and marketing for the utility.