The Incline Village General Improvement District recognizes that the community of Crystal Bay and Incline Village is a system of built, natural, and human networks. IVGID also realizes that we must plan for the future from a regional perspective while implementing local projects and initiatives. Sustainability is an essential behavior in managing a community-wide system. Our environmental resources are pristine, yet growing populations, drought and climate change threaten the resiliency of our community. This challenge demands that organizations and communities such as those within the Lake Tahoe Basin make long-range plans with sustainability as a key strategy element.

The purpose of the IVGID Sustainability Program is to responsibly manage resources under IVGID’s care, protect public health and balance its social and environmental duties to the citizens and community while providing cost-effective services to ratepayers.

IVGID Public Works has been evaluating its sustainability footprint for the past several years. The Department chose some sustainability indicators to benchmark and evaluate by recommendation of the Tahoe Regional Planning Agency (TRPA), the American Water Works Association (AWWA) and the Water Education Foundation (WEF). Industry recommendations help present a clear picture regarding the impact of our services and facilities especially as more data is gathered and analyzed.