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Plan a Trip to Coyote Creek

One thing that we love about San Jose is the variety of beautiful scenery there is in and around the city. It shouldn’t be a secret that one of our favorite places to visit is the unique Coyote Creek Trail that runs right along Coyote Creek River. With water running a total of 63.6 miles, a majority of it right through San Jose, the Coyote Creek Trail makes for the perfect place to spend time with nature.

Water Smart Summer Activities

Summer is quickly approaching and we are gearing towards another high-usage water month. According to the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), water demand is 2-4 times higher during the summer than it is the rest of the year. This summer, we want to encourage San Jose residents to be mindful of water conservation. Playing around water and using it to cool off is great, but there are still ways to be water smart. Here’s a quick guide to some water smart summer activities that you may enjoy.

 

Where does San Jose water come from?

The easy answer is that it comes from the sky. But, where does your water really come from? Surprisingly, California residents enjoy water from all over the state depending on the area in which you live. As a whole, about 30% of California’s total water supply comes from groundwater. This number goes up to about 60% during a drought.

Former San Jose Water Employee Knits Over 600 Teddy Bears For Children

Gisela Foster, a former San Jose Water employee in the Data Processing Department, has a lot more to share than just her wisdom and skills gained throughout years of work. The 80-year-old has knitted over 600 teddy bears for sick children.

Montevina Water Treatment Plant Now Serving San Jose Water Customers

Earlier today, San Jose Water's CEO Eric W. Thornburg and President and COO Andrew Gere were joined by Los Gatos Mayor Rob Rennie, and Santa Clara Valley Water District Director Gary Kremen to unveil the SJW's newest, state-of-the-art water treatment facility. The ceremony included HDR Constructor's President Doug Lisak, HDR as the design-build partner helped to bring this project through design and construction and has supported it's return to operation.

Water 101

You know water is important. You know we rely on water for most aspects of our life, from laundry, to cooking, to bathing, and everything in between. But what do you REALLY know about water?

DIY Rainwater Catcher

Build a rain catcher now. Be ready when rain returns!

Rebuilding Together With SJW

San Jose Water has been supporting Rebuilding Together’s efforts to provide home repairs and safety upgrades to Santa Clara County residents for over 20 years. Over that time we’ve supported the home improvements necessary to improve accessibility for seniors and individuals with disabilities and given safe, upgraded homes to low-income homeowners in partnership with the non-profit organization.

San Jose Water's Summer Internship Program

The best way to learn about your field is through hands-on experience – that’s what internships are for! Here at San Jose Water, we value your ambition and career goals, and we want to make sure that students have the ability to grow and develop the necessary skill set to do well in their career of choice. SJW’s internship program provides mentorship, guidance, competitive pay, and even the opportunity to convert to full-time.

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