Have you ever thought to yourself, “How can I learn more about what goes into making my water service possible?”

As dedicated water nerds, we’re here to help make that wish come true with our list of favorite sources for water news. Here are our four favorite sites for staying up to date about water news, as well as sources we recommend for learning about the complex water industry.

1) Maven’s Notebook – Chris Austin, otherwise known as Maven, has been writing about the state of California water since 2007. Maven covers topics such as large infrastructure projects, water legislation, and the state of the water reservoirs. The Maven’s Notebook website is consistently updated to give readers a breakdown about complex water issues in a straightforward, no-nonsense manner. Maven even offers an eNewsletter that sends you the latest news right to your inbox.  

2) Water Education Foundation – The Water Education Foundation is dedicated to creating a better understanding of water issues and helping resolve water problems by providing educational programs. The water industry is a complex topic and the science related to serving high-quality water ranges from geological to chemical and from industrial to biological. The Water Education Foundation provides educational resources covering everything from the basics of water to more advanced water concepts and systems. As a result, it’s a great resource for any beginner wanting to increase their understanding of water.

3) California Department of Water Resources – To stay current about what’s going into managing and protecting California’s water supply and service, follow the California Department of Water Resources on Twitter. Their Twitter account provides a consistent stream of news links to current events about the state’s water industry.

4) Water Blogged – If you’re looking for local area news in the San Jose Water service area, follow the SJW blog. The blog covers a wide range of topics including water service education, news about infrastructure improvements, tips and tricks for water efficiency and much more. The news is hyperlocal and gives you the inside scoop into the work being done to provide high-quality water. Sign up for the SJW eNewsletter to receive monthly updates about your water news.