Why does Sacramento’s water taste so good? Learn the secrets at Water Discovery Day on Oct. 26

As part of the national education campaign Imagine a Day Without Water, the City of Sacramento’s Department of Utilities is hosting Water Discovery Day on Oct. 26 to highlight the value of clean, safe water and bring awareness of the different facets of water in our community – drinking water, wastewater, storm water and drainage.

Water Discovery Day is a free interactive and educational event taking place from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the Sacramento Water Treatment Plant (301 Water St., Sacramento, 95811).

“Water Discovery Day is an important event that helps us educate our valued customers on the importance of the utility process related to producing and delivering dependable, high-quality water,” said Water Division Manager Pravani Vandeyar.

The event will feature guided tours of the plant as well as interactive booths that will help the community understand how the Department of Utilities is able to produce more than 100 million gallons of safe, reliable water every day.

Come discover how water is shipped to your faucet, how water meters track usage and how the City’s drainage system works. Gain insight into Sacramento’s vast 1,700-mile water pipe system. Learn how the City fixes leaks by watching hands-on demonstrations from City staffers. There also will be useful information about water conservation.

Attendees will be able to sample water coming straight from the water plant, served in free water bottles that can be taken home. (Supplies are limited and will be given out on a first-come, first-served basis.) Visitors will also be able to assist a chemist with performing water sample tests, one of the thousands of tests they perform each year.

The event and parking are free, but registration and identification are required. Register today at: www.cityofsacramento.org/Utilities/Water/Water-Discovery-Day

 

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