A festive mood met an important mission at the National Night Out events that the Santa Clara Valley Water District took part in on the evening of Tuesday, Aug. 1.
Water district employees staffed booths at Rengstorff Park in Mountain View, Emma Prusch Farm Park in San Jose and in downtown Morgan Hill, and talked with an enthusiastic public about our mission to provide Silicon Valley with safe, clean water. Our presence contributed to the mission of National Night Out to promote safer, more caring neighborhoods.
Annual National Night Out events are held across the county to promote positive relationships between neighborhoods, local law enforcement, and city services. Each event encourages crime prevention and focuses on building strong, safe communities. The District participates in community events regularly to foster relationships with and engage members of the communities we serve. In particular, hosting booths at National Night Out events is a great opportunity to speak with residents face-to-face, provide answers to constituent questions and concerns, and engage people in the work we do as the primary water resource agency in Santa Clara County.
At this year’s events, water district employees answered questions and gave out information on a variety of topics, including the Anderson Dam retrofit project, flood protection and preparedness, popular rebate programs, our education and outreach programs, and the Silicon Valley Advanced Water Purification Center. We also talked about water conservation, water pollution, soil, and gardening, and for the kids, we had educational activities and coloring books about water.
The events were lively and we talked more than 100 people at each of the three sites.