Lower Utica Canal Flume 10

Mission Statement

We are committed to preserving and protecting local control of our water resources through effective fiscal and operational management, and assuring a safe and reliable water supply for municipal and agricultural stakeholders, while ensuring the quality and quantity of this precious resource for generations to come.

About Utica

Utica Water and Power Authority is a not-for-profit, Joint Powers Authority, which was formed in 1995 as a partnership between the City of Angels Camp and the Union Public Utilities District.

A staff of 10 operate a 27-mile-long water conveyance system consisting of Gold-Rush-era earthen ditches, wooden flumes, penstocks, and five reservoirs to move water from Avery to Angels Camp. That water serves the residential, commercial and agricultural needs of 9,500+ people. Utica also operates two hydroelectric power plants: one in Murphys and one in Angels Camp.

Meet the Team

Capital improvements

Maintaining a hydroelectric power plants and a water conveyance system dating back to the 1800s is not easy, but the UWPA team is up to the task!
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