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Conservation

Water, Water Everywhere!

With the upcoming Day Without Water on October 10, San Jose Water is really looking at the value of water in our lives. We use it every single day, whether it’s to drink, clean, or cook. But have you ever wondered what else we need water for?

Climate Change's Impact on Water

Climate change isn’t exactly a new subject, but there’s a lot that we’re still learning about it, such as how it works, what its effects will be, and when we’ll see those changes take place. In the water utility industry, climate change is changing our assumptions about the availability and quality of our water supply and how to manage this precious resource.

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.

DIY Rainwater Catcher

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

Water-Smart Vegetable Garden

Spring is here, and you know what that means – more sunlight and nutrients to help your garden grow! However, more heat exposure can be detrimental to the sustainability of your plants, and therefore, may require more maintenance and watering than usual. Fortunately, there are some great tips to follow to ensure that your vegetable garden is water-smart and gets just enough of what it needs to continue thriving year-round.   

Water-Smart Landscaping

Spring is here! With warmer temperatures that are perfect for outdoor enjoyment, it’s time to start thinking about developing a water-smart landscape for your home. We believe a beautiful yard can be achieved without water-heavy and water-dependent features, which are time-consuming to maintain and expensive to keep. Water-smart landscaping is responsible landscaping! Here is a surefire guide to conserve water this season.

Cape Town Conservation Postpones Day Zero

We know that earth’s resources are limited – but to what extent? Here in California, we are fortunate to have multiple sources of water as well as substantial emergency drought measures that will help carry us through difficult times. Not all countries, however, have the means to do so.

Winter Water Safety & Preparedness

It's finally raining! Check out these tips to make sure you and your family stay safe during winter weather.