Enjoying a Simple Glass of Water is More Complicated than you Think! by Kristeen Farlow Nov 7, 2018 Member Submitted News Turning on a faucet is so common that most people don’t think twice about it. But getting that safe and affordable water supply to homes and businesses can be quite a challenge. That’s why the Cucamonga Valley Water District has launched the “Prepare. Provide. Prosper.” campaign to educate customers about all that goes into keeping fresh water available for you and your family 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Each day CVWD delivers 43 million gallons of water to nearly 200,000 people. This water comes from local sources such as groundwater and canyon supplies, as well as imported sources from Northern California. CVWD transports, treats, and stores water until you and your family need it at home, at school or in your community. CVWD prepares to meet the needs of a growing community by planning years in advance. Considerations include availability of water sources, potential growth in the community and planning for the next inevitable drought. Through the District’s Water Supply Master Plan, CVWD considers all of these variables in order to ensure a reliable water supply for years to come. Once CVWD has prepared to address customer needs, it then provides for those needs. Providing for the community means more than just treating and delivering water. Seven hundred miles of fresh water pipelines must be maintained each year, ensuring water is available when and where you need it. Often out of sight to you, but never out of mind to us, CVWD also maintains over 400 miles of wastewater pipeline each year. As a result of our success in managing the wastewater system, CVWD was honored as the Wastewater System of the Year last year. Other facilities like wells, reservoirs, and pump stations must be maintained every day. CVWD’s Lloyd W. Michael Water Treatment Plant treats the majority of this community’s water. This water is monitored and tested 24-hours per day, 365 days per year and has experienced zero water quality violations in the District’s 63 year history. CVWD works hard for our customers each day so you and your family can prosper. We think about where your water will come from and anticipate the needs of this community. We want you to continue enjoying living in this community and knowing you don’t have to worry about your water because it will always be there and it will always be safe to drink. “Since we were founded in1955, we have been devoted to delivering clean, reliable water to our customers,” commented CVWD Board President James V. Curatalo Jr. “That mission is as true today as it was when we were founded.” Learn how CVWD prepares and provides, so your family and this community can prosper. Visit CVWDvalue.com or follow us on social media @CVWDwater.