The District was formed in 1948 under Section 15501 et seq. of the California Public Utilities Code is a relatively compact organization, which enhances the ability of the public to participate in its activities. A five-member Board of Directors, elected at-large, governs the IPUD and sets policy and water rates. The General Manager is responsible for management and administrative functions. The Inverness Fire Department maintains a roster of around 15 volunteers including a Chief and Fire Services Officer. The water system has three employees who also serve as volunteers for the Fire Department. The firehouse is not staffed on a full-time basis.