Each morning we brush our teeth, use the toilet, take a shower and make coffee, none of which would be possible without safe and reliable water infrastructure.
When you turn on the tap, clean, high quality water flows out. Most Americans take water for granted and hardly think twice about all the infrastructure necessary to bring water to their homes–but they should.
The reality is, our water infrastructure across the country and locally is aging. A day without water would be a public health and environmental crisis and that is why the Santa Clara Valley Water District is joining with hundreds of groups across the country for Imagine a Day Without Water to help raise awareness in our communities about the value of water.
The district is dedicated to keeping the public’s water supply safe and reliable now and in the future, and its infrastructure in good shape. One of the ways that the district is doing that is by upgrading critical components that are nearing the end of their useful lives at the Rinconada Water Treatment Plant, the district’s oldest treatment plant.
Not only will this project upgrade most of the plant’s components, it will also increase the capacity to treat 100 million gallons of water a day. This means more water when our customers need it.