Have you ever wondered how your drinking water gets purified and cleaned? Or how it travels to your tap? If so, put on your comfortable shoes and come along for the ride!

The Santa Clara Valley Water District invites you to a first-hand look at the journey your drinking water takes before making it to your tap. Join us at the Penitencia Water Treatment Plant Open House on Saturday, Sept. 24, 2016, from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

You will have the opportunity to learn up-close about the water treatment process. In addition to learning about drinking water, you can visit the information booth area and get updates on current water treatment plant projects, information on local flood protection projects, the drought and ways to conserve water, retrofitting a large water delivery pipeline, adopting a creek and much more. And there’ll be water education activities for kids by the water district’s award-winning education program.

Attendees must provide valid photo ID to enter the treatment plant campus. Children are welcome! Come with lots of questions — we guarantee you’ll leave knowing more than when you arrived!

We’re encouraging our visitors to post photos to social media using the hashtag #watertour.

Parking is extremely limited at the plant. Courtesy shuttles will transport you from Noble Elementary School to the event area and back. Parking is available at Noble Elementary School, 3466 Grossmont Drive, San Jose. Look for the “open house” parking signs and blue canopies where water district staff will assist you with registration, provide all the materials you need and get you on your way to the event!

To RSVP, e-mail your address and the first and last names of those accompanying you to RSVP@valleywater.org by Monday,Sept.19, 2016.

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