Hidden Valley Park Water Tank Proposal

January 25, 2021
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Tests Indicate Park is a Good Location for Distribution of Reclaimed Water

Hello Hidden Valley Community,

A few months ago, Washoe County Regional Parks and Open Space sent a brief message about the surveying activities that were occurring at Hidden Valley Regional Park. Thus far, all of the tests have yielded positive results, indicating that the park is a good location for the distribution of reclaimed water. The Washoe County Utility is still completing some final tests and exploring park development options that would benefit from a reclaimed water supply. Just to reiterate, any larger projects, such as a wetlands trail area, would be brought to the community for discussion and review as part of a park master plan update.

In the meantime, the Washoe County Utility is proposing the construction of a new water tank at the park to store and distribute reclaimed water. This would allow for the park’s current potable water irrigation system to be converted to a reclaimed water irrigation system. This is a less expensive, sustainable water supply that would allow for additional landscaping at the park and the potential construction of additional amenities in the future.

The water tank proposal will be reviewed by the Open Space and Regional Park Commission at their next meeting on February 2nd at 2:30 pm. If you are interested in learning more about the project or providing comments, please attend the meeting via Zoom. The agenda, which can be found on the Open Space and Regional Parks Commission website, will be posted a few days prior to the meeting and will include the link to the Zoom meeting.  (UPDATE 1/27/21: The meeting agenda is now posted. Follow the link above, scroll down to ‘Meetings’ and click on ‘2021.’)  If you have any questions or would like more information, please reach out to Sophia Kirschenman, Park Planner, at 775-328-3623 or skirscheman@washoecounty.us


Sophia Kirschenman
Park Planner | Community Services Department
775.328.3623 | 1001 E. 9th Street, Reno, NV 89512