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TMWA offers water treatment plant and hydroelectric power plant tours throughout September



Truckee Meadows Water Authority (TMWA) invites the public to tour two of its facilities this September. Residents of the Truckee Meadows can learn about what it takes to get water from the river to the tap by touring TMWA’s Chalk Bluff Water Treatment Plant, where expert staff will explain the water treatment and distribution processes, as well as discuss current challenges and answer your questions. Tour dates and times are: Thursday, Sept. 27 at 5:30 p.m. or Friday, Sept. 28 at 9 a.m. or 1 p.m. Tours last approximately two hours.

Every Wednesday in September, residents can also tour our Verdi Hydroelectric Power Plant, which has been producing clean, renewable energy for 100 years. The plant takes advantage of the flow of the Truckee River to generate more than 2.3 megawatts of power. Tours will take place at 1 p.m. on Sept. 5, 12, 19 and 26. Tours last approximately one hour.

Tour participants must be at least 18 years of age. Please email [email protected] or call 834-8290 to reserve your spot. Each tour is limited to 20 people.

Please note: these are lengthy walking tours and will involve walking on uneven surfaces.

Truckee Meadows Water Authority (TMWA) is a not-for-profit water utility, overseen by elected officials from Reno, Sparks and Washoe County. TMWA employs a highly skilled team who ensure the treatment, delivery and availability of high-quality drinking water around the clock for more than 330,000 residents of the Truckee Meadows.

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