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Ensuring Future Water Supply Reliability

Recycled water has long been employed for both industrial cooling purposes and for irrigation uses. Expanding its use to include indirect potable recharge (IPR), a process by which recycled water is injected into the underground and later extracted for potable use, offers the most near-term promise as a source for new water supplies. There is much support from customers, regulators, and other stakeholders to fast-track delivery of this cost-effective water supply solution.

Need for Water Allocation Plan

Water deliveries from the Bay Delta via the State and Federal Water Projects have been drastically curtailed over the last several years. Consequently, San Jose Water (as well as other retail water utilities) relied heavily on groundwater pumping to meet customer demand. Groundwater pumping basically uses previously stored water (recharged water) that over time must be replenished with water from the 

Current Water Supply Assessment

Adequate water supplies have long been an important issue for our region from its days as the Valley of Heart’s Delight to today’s Silicon Valley. Residents have appropriately placed their trust in San Jose Water and other local water agencies to ensure that adequate water supplies will be available now and in the future. Understandably, and in light of the current water use restrictions, many customers have expressed frustration at the required cutbacks and the lack of urgency to develop new water supplies.

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