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Posted on: October 10, 2018

Water Districts Across California Celebrate Water Professionals Appreciation Week

Last year, the California state legislature created California’s Water Professionals Appreciation Week to be celebrated the second week of October. The intent of the designation is to highlight those who work in the water industry in order to provide reliable water and services each and every day. It is estimated that over 60,000 people work in the water industry in California alone and the industry needs nearly 6,000 new employees each year.

This week, the Cucamonga Valley Water District Board of Directors proclaimed October 6-13, 2018, as Water Professionals Appreciation Week. Employees from each of the District’s departments were on-hand at the Board Meeting to be recognized on behalf of their departments.

CVWD provides for the water and wastewater needs of nearly 200,000 people in a 47 square mile area. From water treatment and movement to water line replacement and wastewater line maintenance along with meter reading, customer service and administration support in the office, the Cucamonga Valley Water District is here for customers every day, 365 days of the year.

“It comes down to the people,” commented CVWD Board President James V. Curatalo Jr. “Our employees have the opportunity to interact with our customers, leaving an impression of CVWD. On behalf of the Board of Directors, thank you to CVWD employees for the work you do every day representing CVWD to our customers.”

Water industry professionals and public water agencies as a whole play a huge role in any community. For CVWD, our employees make water move, keep water moving and meet the needs of customers. CVWD employees have numerous certifications, degrees and training hours under their belts, ensuring water quality and service is provided at the highest level possible. CVWD manages 700 miles of water pipeline and over 400 miles of wastewater pipeline throughout the year. CVWD manages three water treatment plants (24-hours per day), 35 reservoirs and 29 groundwater wells. Each of these facilities plays into the District’s larger, long-term planning in order to meet the needs of customers.  

Through our recently launched campaign called the Value of Water, the District aims to educate customers about all of the details of what goes on behind the scenes in order for a water district to plan and provide for customer needs. CVWD prepares and provides, so our customers can prosper. Learn more at or follow us on social media:,,,

Water Professionals Week employee photo

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