TMWA Hosts Smart About Water Day at Lazy 5 Park

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The Truckee Meadows Water Authority (TMWA) is holding an all-things-water field day to educate area residents about the region’s water system.

“Smart About Water” is free and open to the public Oct. 21, 2017 at the Lazy 5 Regional Park in Spanish Springs. The event is from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The organization wants to educate its customers on where our water comes from and how it is treated.

“We’re looking to share the wealth of water knowledge, if you will,” said Andy Gebhardt, director of operations and water quality. “We want to help the public understand the water system they have and address any misconceptions they may have.”

Activities at the event will include a conservation table, heavy equipment, microscopes, and interactive displays. Subject matter experts, water quality staff and and TMWA managers will be on hand.

Winterization workshops will be held at 11 a.m. and 1:30 p.m., and staff will be there to talk about water related issues, such as growth and development.

“One of the things, and it’s a hard one, is growth, water, and water conservation,” said Gebhardt. “It’s hard to get past (the idea) that water conservation is used for growth and that’s not true. We’re hoping this event helps people understand the facts.”

Any new development must purchase existing water rights, he said. “Water is a precious commodity and it’s important to understand its works. Our river system is different is from other systems. Every river system is unique.”

Workshop Schedule

11:00     Winterizing Workshop, Helping to Make Your Home and Yard Winter-Proof

Laine Christman, TMWA Resource Economist

Walking Arbor Tour: Best tress for our area and how to care for them

                Dale Carlon, certified arborist

 

11:30     Understanding Water Rights in the Truckee Meadows

John Zimmerman, TMWA Water Resources Manager

 

12:00     Why the Truckee River Operating Agreement is a Game-Changer for the Region

John Enloe, TMWA Director of Natural Resources Planning and Management

 

Walking Arbor Tour: Best tress for our area and how to care for them

                Dale Carlon, certified arborist

 

12:30     Smart Growth- Our Regional Planning and Water Resources Outlook

Kim Robinson, Truckee Meadows Regional Planning Agency

Jim Smitherman, Western Region Water Commission

 

1:00        Coordinating Use of Surface Water and Aquifers with Conjunctive Use Management

John Enloe, TMWA Director of Natural Resources Planning and Management

 

Walking Arbor Tour: Best tress for our area and how to care for them

                Dale Carlon, certified arborist

 

1:30        Winterizing Workshop, Helping to Make Your Home and Yard Winter-Proof

Laine Christman, TMWA Resource Economist

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