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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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