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TMWA Offers Free Tours of Water Treatment, Hydroelectric Power Plants


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Learn more about your water by touring TMWA’s water treatment and hydroelectric plants this August and September.

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.

With this award, TMWA’s Chalk Bluff Water Treatment Plant joins the ranks of the highest-performing water treatment plants in the country. Sign up for any of the tours, conducted on Tuesdays: Sept. 5, at 1 p.m.; Sept.12, at 3 p.m., Sept. 19, at 1 p.m. and Sept. 26, 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: on Aug. 30 at 2 p.m., Sept. 6 at 10 a.m., Sept. 20 at 2 p.m. and Sept. 27 at 2 p.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 775-834-8290.


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