The Cucamonga Valley Water District (CVWD/District) hosted its Cucamonga Water Tour on Friday, September 21, 2018, for stakeholders, community leaders, and residents. The tour kicked off with a visit to the Department of Water Resources’ Devil Canyon Power Plant, in San Bernardino, which showcased CVWD’s imported water supply as well as the immense amount of energy that is captured and created by water flowing through the plant. Other destinations included the District’s Lloyd W. Michael and Arthur H. Bridge Water Treatment Plants, recycled water and potable water reservoirs, and groundwater recharge basins.
“We are excited to provide this unique opportunity to our customers, to see firsthand the journey water travels before being delivered to homes and businesses in our community,” commented CVWD Vice President Luis Cetina. “Our goal is for participants to walk away with a deeper understanding of our precious water supply, and CVWD appreciates their eagerness to learn.”
Participants gained valuable insight into CVWD’s water supply sources and how water is treated, stored and distributed to customers. Participants also learned about local and statewide policy challenges water districts face in ensuring a high quality, reliable water supply. This year’s tour also included a visit to a local home that has participated in CVWD’s Water Savvy Landscape Contest and Tour. The homeowners, Sammy and Charlene Dominick, shared their firsthand experience of replacing their grass with low-water use plants and the value and benefits that came with the completion of their project.
“The tour reminded me how truly precious and fragile this resource is and how cheap water is as well,” commented a Cucamonga Water Tour participant. “A cup of coffee at a local shop will run you $5 or more, but a gallon of life-preserving water is just a few pennies.”
CVWD is committed to educating customers and local leaders about their water supply and offers a variety of educational programs, workshops, and tours throughout the year. For more information, visit CVWDwater.com or call (909) 987-2591.