Conservation Way of Life


Water is a precious resource. Saving it now means more for generations to come. Conservation can also help you save on your water bill. Browse this section to learn how you can conserve.

Our Commitment

San Jose Water has maintained a long tradition of promoting conservation. To help educate our customers about water conservation we offer complimentary water check-ups, educational materials, and free low-flow devices.

We also take the responsibility to conserve on our end seriously through aggressive leak detection programs that help us minimize water lost to leaks in our water mains as it travels between our tanks, wells, reservoirs and our customer's homes and businesses.

Valley Water Water Adopts Ordinance for Permanent Water Use Restrictions

Making water conservation a way of life is critical to the long-term economic and environmental sustainability of Santa Clara County, which is prone to multi-year droughts and resulting water shortages. On June 13, Valley Water’s Board unanimously adopted a resolution which declares that continued water conservation should be a way of life in our area. Water should be treated as a limited resource and not misused, even during non-drought periods. Our goal is to ensure continued water conservation and sustainable water supplies.

List of water use restrictions including no sprinklers between 10am-8pm, avoid runoff, don't water within 48 hours of rainfall, take care with car washing, and don't use hoses without automatic shut-off feature.
water conservation tips

Conservation Tips

There are many ways to conserve water indoors and outdoors. Read these tips to help  make your home more water-efficient. 

Photo of a gaillardia flower from Gardensoft website


Check out our GardenSoft website, there you will find information on how to design and install a water-wise garden, irrigation methods and equipment that will help you to water your landscape more efficiently, and suggestions on how to easily and effectively maintain your garden..


Want a free no-contact, outdoor visit by a SJW water efficiency expert? San Jose Water developed the CATCH program to empower our customers to understand and optimize their water use.

Water Loss Prevention Strategy

See how San Jose Water works to prevent leaks and water loss on tanks, wells, and the miles of pipes that water travels through before it gets to you.

Visit our Demonstration Garden

Stroll through our beautiful, drought-tolerant garden in San Jose and get inspired about what you can create at your property.

Conservation in the Community

Learn what San Jose Water is doing to help the community conserve water.