RELIABLE SAFE, CLEAN DRINKING WATER FOR A HEALTHY LIFE, ENVIRONMENT, AND ECONOMY
To help the public better understand how we provide and ensure safe, clean drinking water now and into the future, we are offering free tours of Valley Water facilities and infrastructure.
Please see below to learn about the different tours we offer.
WATER INFRASTRUCTURE BUS TOUR
HOW DOES SANTA CLARA COUNTY GET SAFE, CLEAN DRINKING WATER?
Valley Water is now offering free half-day bus tours to some of our water infrastructure facilities. On this tour, you will get to learn about how some of our water infrastructure works together to provide safe, clean drinking water to residents of Santa Clara County.
To see a list of available tours and sign up, please visit the Water Infrastructure Bus Tour Registration Portal.
If you have questions, please email us at [email protected].
Click below to see the Water Infrastructure Bus Tour Overview and a video inviting you to "Hop on with Valley Water."
Hop on with Valley Water - Video
Water Infrastructure Bus Tour Overview
AS PART OF THIS WATER INFRASTRUCTURE BUS TOUR:
- Attendees will first depart Valley Water headquarters in South San José and stop by Anderson Reservoir to learn how Valley Water stores imported and locally captured water. Attendees will also learn more about our plans to address aging infrastructure to ensure we continue to provide reliable, safe, and clean drinking water for Santa Clara County residents and customers.
- After learning how the Anderson Dam Seismic Retrofit Project will improve the reservoir's reliability and safety and return it to its original storage capacity, attendees will also learn about the Pacheco Reservoir Expansion Project's goal to provide a sustainable long-term supply of safe, clean drinking water through a virtual tour.
- Attendees will then stop by the Penitencia Water Treatment Plant to learn how Valley Water treats raw water and turns it into safe, clean drinking water.
- Attendees will also tour the Silicon Valley Advanced Water Purification Center to learn how we renew and refresh water through advanced water purification to create a drought-resilient and sustainable water supply.
- Please note that this is a condensed version of the full purification center tour.
- Visit https://www.purewater4u.org to sign up for the full tour or schedule a private group tour of the purification center.
Attendees will also have the opportunity to learn about the Safe, Clean Water and Natural Flood Protection Program and how we work with community partners to enhance our mission to ensure safe, clean drinking water to Santa Clara County Residents.
THE SILICON VALLEY ADVANCED WATER PURIFICATION CENTER
The Silicon Valley Advanced Water Purification Center offers free tours to the public to learn about the advanced treatment processes and the role of recycled and purified water as a future sustainable water supply.
The award-winning facility uses advanced technologies to purify secondary treated waste water and provides clean high-quality water through processes like microfiltration, reverse osmosis and ultraviolet light. The result is 8 million gallons a day of highly purified water that is expected to match California drinking water quality standards.
We are working hard to raise awareness about purified water and encourage residents to tour the Silicon Valley Advanced Water Purification Center to see first-hand how purified water is produced. As a result of these efforts, the facility and program is receiving broad support.
To join the hundreds of Expansion of Purified Water supporters, you can digitally sign a supporter card here.
The Silicon Valley Advanced Water Purification Center recently celebrated five years of operation in 2019. Read more about the center's five year anniversary!
You can sign up for a free tour of the Silicon Valley Advanced Water Purification Center, the largest plant of its kind in Northern California, and a showcase of how water reuse will grow as a drought-resistant, environmentally friendly water supply in the coming years.
To learn more about the advanced water purification process or sign up for a tour, please visit PureWater4U.org