All aboard! New Water Infrastructure Virtual Bus Tour Series

I’m pleased to share with you our new Water Infrastructure Virtual Bus Tour Series – an opportunity to safely visit Valley Water facilities and learn how our water infrastructure works together to provide safe, clean drinking water for Santa Clara County residents, help keep communities safe, and preserve our natural resources – all from the comfort of your home. Our new virtual tour series features four stops, each an hour long. Catch any stop at your convenience. Below is a description of our destinations (schedule and registration link at the bottom):

Stop #1 provides a breakdown of where our water comes from and challenges our water resources face. Come along with us on a visit of our county’s largest reservoir, Anderson Reservoir in Morgan Hill. We will also feature the Pacheco Reservoir Expansion Project, an exciting look at how replacing a small dam can result in enough water to supply water for up to 1.4 million people during an emergency for up to a year!

Stop #2 highlights how we keep our water safe and clean. We will take you on a tour of our treatment plants and state-of-the-art water quality lab. Learn how we test for more than 400 contaminants to ensure our drinking water is safe! We will also get a sneak peek at one of our largest facility upgrades – the Rinconada Reliability Improvement Project. Check out how our oldest water treatment plant in the valley is getting a makeover while continuing to operate 24/7 to provide safe, clean drinking water.

Stop #3 explains Valley Water’s role as the flood protection agency for our county and how the Safe, Clean Water and Natural Flood Protection Program supports several infrastructure projects, including the construction of flood protection projects. We will briefly visit the completed Downtown Guadalupe River Flood Protection Project and get a look at the Coyote Creek Flood Protection Project that is currently underway.

Stop #4 walks us through the Silicon Valley Advanced Water Purification Center, where we learn about how we are pursuing drought-resilient supplies through advanced water purification. Tune in to learn about the future of water reuse in Santa Clara County.

Join us for our four-part virtual series October! All stops in the first October series (October 6-15) run from 5:30 – 6:30 p.m. The second series (October 20 – 29) runs from 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Stop #1: Water Supply - Tuesday, Oct. 6 &. 20

Stop #2: Water Treatment & Water Quality – Thursday, Oct. 8 & 22

Stop #3: Flood Protection and the Safe, Clean Water Program– Tuesday, Oct. 13 & 27

Stop #4: Purified Water and Water Reuse– Thursday, Oct. 15 & 29 To register visit our virtual tour registration page at https://valleywater.volunteerhub.com/lp/watersupplytours/.

All tours are free of cost. For questions, please email us at watersupplyoutreach@valleywater.org. We look forward to hosting you! Sincerely, Barbara F. Keegan Director, District 2 Valley Water Board of Directors

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