TMWA NEWS RELEASE
Every year the American Society of Civil Engineers distributes a report card ranking America’s infrastructure conditions. As part of this effort, the ASCE includes a list of success stories from each state. For Nevada, Truckee Meadows Water Authority’s Glendale Water Supply Improvement Project has been recognized as a “success story” among national drinking water infrastructure projects.
“We are very proud that ASCE has recognized this project as a project that deserves recognition for its proactive and innovative engineering,” said Ron Penrose, project manager for TMWA. “The project represents years of hard work by community stakeholders, TMWA staff and local engineering consultants and contractors in order to achieve the goals of both improved reliability and fish and boat passage in the Truckee River.”
The Glendale Water Supply Improvement Project substantially upgraded the water-intake diversion structure from the Truckee River to the Glendale Water Treatment Plant. The old diversion needed repair and did not provide for the full capture of water from the Truckee River–a major concern during drought years. The Truckee River is the main drinking water source for the 330,000 residents of the Reno/Sparks area, supplying 85 percent of water to the area.
Completed in 2011, the redesigned diversion enables the Glendale Water Treatment Plant to run at full capacity and significantly improves fish and boat passage in the river. Funding for the project was provided by the State of Nevada through the Drinking Water State Revolving Loan program.
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.