San Jose Water Recognized for Creative, Philanthropic Excellence and Industry Leadership

San Jose Water continues to be recognized by its community and industry for its excellence in service and engagement.

SAN JOSE, Calif., August 1, 2023 – San Jose Water (“SJW” or “the Company”), a wholly-owned subsidiary of SJW Group (NYSE: SJW), announced today that it has recently accrued an impressive list of awards. From industry to corporate and community recognitions, SJW continues to bring award-winning excellence to every aspect of its business.

The following are just a sampling of the recognitions SJW has recently earned:

  • Honored as one of the Silicon Valley and San Francisco Business Journal’s Most Philanthropic Companies for donating $250,000 in 2022 to local nonprofits, community organizations, and other philanthropic entities. SJW has been included in the annual ranking of the Bay Area’s most generous businesses for several years, highlighting the company’s community support with programs like Operation Gobble, donating $5,000 to local charities at Thanksgiving, and donating $15,000 to send Washington Elementary students to science camp.  
  • Recognized by Water Environment Federation as a Utility of the Future Today, an honor that involved a rigorous application process and required in-depth data analysis of the work SJW does both internally and externally. The Utility of the Future Today Recognition Program certifies industry-leading utilities that optimize and continually improve their operations, consistently meet or exceed their regulatory requirements, plan and invest effectively for the maintenance, repair, and replacement of their infrastructure, and engage their employees and communities in meaningful and productive ways.
  • Awarded Platinum and Gold Hermes Creative Awards respectively for SJW’s annual Sustainability Report, as well as the Company’s communications campaigns on water quality and the launch of its email newsletter for customers.

These recent awards highlight SJW’s dedication to bettering the service it provides its customers, whether it be by leading the way in industry technology and infrastructure, communicating effectively with users, or supporting its local communities.

“It is an honor to be recognized for the high quality SJW strives to provide our customers, community, and stakeholders in every aspect of our service,” said stated SJW Group Chair, CEO, and President, Eric W. Thornburg. “We believe there can be no company without community and remain steadfast in our commitment to making a positive impact on the health and wellness in the communities where we live, work and serve.”


About San Jose Water
Founded in 1866, San Jose Water is an investor-owned public utility, and is one of the largest and most technically sophisticated urban water systems in the United States. The company serves over one million people in the greater San Jose metropolitan area. San Jose Water is owned by SJW Group, a publicly traded company listed on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol SJW. SJW Group also owns: Connecticut Water Company in Connecticut; Maine Water Company in Maine; and Texas Water Company in Texas. To learn more about San Jose Water, visit:

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Liann Walborsky

Director of Corporate Communications