TMWA 1st Smart About Water Day

You’re Invited!
Join TMWA for our First-Ever
Smart About Water Day!

Truckee Meadows Water Authority (TMWA) invites you to attend the first-ever Smart About Water Day. This community event will provide insight into the projects, plans and actions that contribute to the overall state of our water in the Truckee Meadows.

Smart About Water Day will be on Saturday, October 21 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at Lazy 5 Regional Park in Spanish Springs. Drop in anytime. TMWAs experts on water operations, resources and planning will be available to answer any question you may have. In addition, representatives from Truckee Meadows Regional Planning Agency and Western Regional Water Commission will be available.

“As our region continues to grow, TMWA recognizes the need to bring topics surrounding our water resources directly to the community,” said Mark Foree, general manager of TMWA.

Here is what can be expected:

The Big Picture: Gain an understanding of the fascinating dynamics that take place at the intersection of population growth, regional planning and our water supply under the Truckee River Operating Agreement (TROA).

Large Projects in 2018: Know what’s coming up to ensure long-term water service reliability, including what might be in store for your neighborhood.

From Surface to Ground: Examine approaches for aquifer recharge, and the impact it has had on water table levels in 2017.

New Uses for Recycled Water: Review ways to make the most of recycled water, including innovative research that is underway.

For Inquisitive Minds: Listen into a series of topic presentations in an interactive, casual format. Subjects include: the Truckee River Operating Agreementhow it changes everything, the future of recycled water, how conjunctive use helps all area wells, and how growth and water are planned for in our community. There will also be two workshops on winterizing your home.

For Outdoor Types: Take tree tours around the beautiful landscape at Lazy 5, and learn about caring for your trees now and throughout the winter.

For the Kids: Bring the family for watershed education provided by Sierra Nevada Journeys, and take a break together at a conservation activity table.

Tools of the Trade: The trucks and equipment that are building and repairing our water system infrastructure will be on display. Educational Mini-Sessions

Join us and get the facts you want to know about our water, direct from the people who know the most about it! Drop in any time — no reservations are required.

Schedule from the TMWA e-newsletter:

Smart About Water Day Mini-Session Schedule

In addition to several stations and hands-on exhibits, short 10-minute sessions on key water management topics will be presented at the top and the bottom of each hour. The following is a schedule of presentations planned throughout the day:

11:00 a.m.

snow flakeWinterizing Workshop: Making Your Home and Yard Winter-Proof. Led by Laine Christman, TMWA Resource Economist

snow flakeWalking Arbor Tour: Best trees for our area and how to care for them. Led by Dale Carlon, certified arborist

11:30 a.m.

snow flakeUnderstanding Water Rights in the Truckee Meadows: John Zimmerman, TMWA Water Resources Manager

12:00 p.m.

snow flakeWhy the Truckee River Operating Agreement is a Game-Changer for the Region: John Enloe, TMWA Director of Natural Resources Planning and Management

snow flakeWalking Arbor Tour: Best trees for our area and how to care for them. Led by Dale Carlon, certified arborist

12:30 p.m.

snow flakeSmart Growth: Our Regional Planning and Water Resources Outlook. Led by Kim Robinson, Truckee Meadows Regional Planning Agency Jim Smitherman, Western Region Water Commission

1:00 p.m.

snow flakeCoordinating Use of Surface Water and Aquifers with Conjunctive Use Management John Enloe, TMWA Director of Natural Resources Planning and Management

snow flakeWalking Arbor Tour: Best trees for our area and how to care for them. Led by Dale Carlon, certified arborist

1:30 p.m.

snow flakeWinterizing Workshop: Making Your Home and Yard Winter-Proof. Led by Laine Chirstman, TMWA Resource Economist

 

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