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San Francisquito Creek Joint Powers Authority Ribbon Cutting Event

March 27, 2019
San Francisquito trail bridge

On Saturday, April 13 at 8:40 a.m., we're acknowledging our flood protection work and the re-opening of trails at the San Francisquito Creek Joint Powers Authority Ribbon Cutting Event.  The ribbon cutting will take place at the Palo Alto Baylands Athletic Center just prior to Earth Day and the Great Race for Saving Water.  

This event will highlight the debut of the newly formed Team Valley Water, a team comprised of Valley Water employee runners and walkers.  Also featured will be Valley Water’s updated branding.  The refreshed Valley Water logo will be appearing throughout the event.

The flood protection features of the Bay to Highway 101 Reach of the San Francisquito Creek Flood Protection Project are now complete.  Improvements to this stretch of about one and a half miles of the creek constitute the necessary first step in an overall plan to provide more than 5,700 homes and businesses with creek flood protection.  The project also provides improved access to re-opened trails on which the Great Race for Saving Water will take place. 

Join us for this ribbon cutting festivity along with the Earth Day and Great Race for Saving Water in Palo Alto.  

Hope to see you at the starting line for this celebratory ribbon-cutting and day of family fun!  


Valley Water manages an integrated water resources system that includes the supply of clean, safe water, flood protection and stewardship of streams on behalf of Santa Clara County's 2 million residents. The district effectively manages 10 dams and surface water reservoirs, three water treatment plants, an advanced recycled water purification center, a state-of-the-art water quality laboratory, nearly 400 acres of groundwater recharge ponds and more than 275 miles of streams. We provide wholesale water and groundwater management services to local municipalities and private water retailers who deliver drinking water directly to homes and businesses in Santa Clara County.