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.
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.