Rancho Murieta Community Services District (District) was formed in 1982 by State Government Code 61000 to provide essential services in Rancho Murieta. The District provides essential services to an area of 3,500 acres (covering roughly five and a half square miles) located in the beautiful wooded hills of eastern Sacramento County. The approved master plan calls for residential development on 1,920 acres with single-family residences, townhouses, apartments, and mobile homes for a total of 5,189 units. Current estimates indicate Rancho Murieta has 2,500 households with a population of approximately 5,488 persons (2010 census). The community is a balanced blend of both custom and production homes, townhouses, mobile homes, and a thriving retail complex. In addition, an airport, office building, fire station, and equestrian center are located in the District.
The District is an independent special district which provides the following services:
- Water supply collection, treatment, and distribution
- Wastewater collection, treatment, and reuse
- Storm drainage collection, disposal, and flood control
- Solid Waste collection
While each service maintains and operates under its own separate budget, a combination of taxes and user fees fund these services.