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Read everything water...blogged. Scroll below to find article topics spanning from water treatment and system technology updates to conservation tips and employee news—and more.

SJW Upgrades to Corrosion-Resistant Zinc-Coated Piping

Aging infrastructure affects water pipelines across the nation and can cause serious complications in service. That’s why San Jose Water is taking proactive measures by implementing new piping standards in 2016 to maintain the community’s water infrastructure.

What is Recycled Water?

Take a closer look at recycled water, and the role it’s playing in our water supply today and in the future.

How to Detect Water Loss

To keep your home or business in tip top shape, it’s important to make sure there are no leaks. Checking your water meter on a regular basis and inspecting your property can help prevent high bills and expensive water damage caused by leaks.

Water Conservation Infographic

Learn about water conservation with this fun infographic. 

The Benefits of Online Billing Infographic

Discover the benefits of online billing with this fun infographic. 

What Features Should a Stylish, Water-Efficient Bathroom Include?

With the high cost of a complete bathroom remodel averaging $9,825 and sometimes soaring to more than $20,000, according to Home Advisor, undergoing a massive construction project isn’t in everyone’s budget. But there are ways to save water while updating your bathroom to help make it more water-efficient. Replacing existing fixtures with new water-efficient toilets, showerheads and faucets can make your bathroom both beautiful and water-efficient.

Avoid Water Waste with Proper Irrigation and Maintenance

Building a beautiful garden that can be maintained even during summer does not have to soak up your whole water bill. In fact, you can design a lush, water-wise oasis that will thrive even during California’s drought. Along with choosing plants that do not require significant volumes of water, using an efficient irrigation system will be your best ally in reducing your landscape’s water usage.

Celebrating 150 Years of Service

On November 21, 2016, San Jose Water celebrated its 150th year of serving the community with safe, high quality, and reliable water service. What started with two tanks and 400 connections has grown into a highly efficient, reliable, and sustainable water system serving more than one million people in the greater San Jose metropolitan area.

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.

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