All tours are free
Learn more about your water by touring Truckee Meadows Water Authority’s water treatment and hydroelectric plants this August and September. Customers can also take a walking tour of River School Farms and Gardens. All tours are free and require only a reservation to attend.
Attendees of the Chalk Bluff Water Treatment Plant tour will learn what it takes to get water from the Truckee River to their taps. They will also learn about the many tests that are conducted to ensure that TMWA’s water is of the highest possible quality. Chalk Bluff has been recognized with the President’s Award from the Partnership for Safe Water.
Meet our team of highly skilled engineers, scientists, and operators and find out how they work to provide you with high-quality drinking water.”
With this award, TMWA’s Chalk Bluff Water Treatment Plant joins the ranks of the highest-performing water treatment plants in the country. At the time of the award, only 18 utilities across the U.S. had been so honored.
Sign up for any of the five tours at the Chalk Bluff plant:
- Tues., Sept. 6, at 1 p.m.;
- Tues., Sept.13, at 3 p.m.;
- Tues., Sept. 20, at 1 p.m.;
- Sat., Sept. 24, at 10 a.m.; and
- Tues., Sept. 27, at 1 p.m.
Meet our team of highly skilled engineers, scientists, and operators and find out how they work to provide you with high-quality drinking water. Please note: these are lengthy walking tours and will involve climbing a significant number of stairs and walking on uneven surfaces.
Customers can also tour TMWA’s Verdi Hydroelectric Power Plant, which has been producing clean, renewable energy for over 100 years. The plant, which is located upstream of the Chalk Bluff Water Treatment Plant, harnesses the natural flow of the Truckee River to generate more than 2.3 megawatts of power.
The tours will take place on Wednesdays:
- Aug. 31 at 2 p.m.,
- Sept. 7 at 10 a.m.,
- Sept. 21 at 2 p.m., and
- Sept. 28 at 2 p.m.
There is also a Saturday tour on Sept. 17 at 10 a.m.
These one-hour tours are free and open to all TMWA customers. Participants must be at least 18 years of age. Each tour is limited to 20 people, so please be sure to RSVP to [email protected] or call 834-8290.
In addition, customers are invited to take a walking tour of the River School Farm and Gardens, which is right on the Truckee River. The tour, on Sat., Sept. 17, at 10 a.m., features methods you can apply to your own landscape to create a beautiful, water-resilient garden. RSVP to 834-8005 or [email protected].
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 385,000 residents of the Truckee Meadows.
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