VCMWD In The Community

Christmas Toy for 2017 Drive

Valley Center Municipal Water District employees held their annual Christmas Toy for 2017 drive benefitting Casa de Amparo, a North San Diego County organization focused on treating and preventing child abuse and neglect. Pictured from left to right – Emily Speratos, Anthony LoPresti, Michelle Wick, Gaby Olson, Ryan Hughes, Fernando Carrillo and Ismael Navarro. Many thanks to our employees and many customers who contributed to this worthy cause and helped make this another successful event.



Valley Center Relay for Life

Valley Center Municipal Water District employees participated for the third year in the Valley Center Relay for Life for the American Cancer Society. The VCMWD “Water Walkers” relay team held thirteen team fundraisers in which District employees raised just over $7,400.  The various fundraisers included the Second Annual Relay for Life Golf Tournament, bake sales, fundraising lunch events and Relay for life feet sales.

The second annual Valley Center Relay for Life Golf Tournament, organized by Greg Hoyle, Director of Operations/Facilities, was held at the Welk’s Fountains Executive Course. The event was once again the team’s biggest fund raising event that brought in $3,595 and had 44 golfers. Thank you for the generous community raffle prize donations and golf hole sponsorships which helped to contribute to the success of this year’s tournament.

Annual Blood Drive

Valley Center Municipal Water District hosted its Second Annual Blood Drive with the San Diego Blood Bank on March 14, 2018. The San Diego Blood Bank is the primary supplier of blood to hospitals throughout San Diego and Orange Counties.

The blood drive, located in the District parking lot, is open to all community members and water district employees. This year there were 13 donors that participated in the blood drive, an increase from last year’s blood drive participation. We want to thank the members of the community and our employees that came out to support this worthy cause.  The District plans to host the blood drive annually, if you are interested in participating in next year’s event please email us at



VCMWD Participates in “Ag Day” Event

Springtime in Valley Center means Agriculture Day at the Gang Ranch off Cole Grade Road. There are typically about 1,000 students from the Lilac Elementary School and the Valley Center Elementary School who take a break from the classroom and experience local agriculture, from cow milking, planting crops, understanding beneficial bugs to the importance of keeping our environment clean.

On the water front, VCMWD staff spoke to and distributed water-related activity books to each student to take home or to the classroom. The kids always enjoy the SD County’s Office of Education Splash Lab and Green Machine. Both of these mobile class labs are fully funded by VCMWD. When staff questioned the kids on water saving ideas, they are always amusing and entertaining. The bottom line is the students are aware of the importance of water, and offer adults some clever ways to save water.