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Water Blogged

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.

Irrigation Nation: How to Get Started with Irrigation Systems

Let’s take a look at how we can get that volume down while maintaining a beautiful, evenly – and automatically – watered yard or garden.

SJW Employees Raise Nearly $11,000 For Fire Relief In Just One Week

San Jose Water employees have deep roots in the Northern California community.  The company itself has been around for more than 150 years and many of its employees are born and raised in Northern California’s communities.  That’s why SJW employees stepped up to help our neighbors to the north whose communities were devastated by the Napa and Sonoma County fires.

3 California Native Plants Perfect for a Water-Wise Container Garden

Thanks to container gardening, even if you have a small space you can get your hands dirty and spend some relaxing time tending to a garden and enjoy cascading flowers year-round.

Water Professionals Appreciation Week

October 7-15th is Water Professionals Appreciation Week. To celebrate, we’re featuring some of the men and women who help ensure water is available for our community 24/7.

5 Steps for a Small Business Water Checkup

Reducing water consumption not only keeps a business compliant with local and state laws, it can decrease water and energy bill costs as well.

The 5 Best (and Coolest) Water Parks in the World

When thing’s heat up next year, try cooling off with one of these fabulous water parks. And don’t feel guilty about water conservation while you’re splashing around. Most modern water parks have been designed with efficiency efforts and sustainable practices in mind.

Updating Water Infrastructure Two Wells at a Time

Many water companies, including San Jose Water, depend on wells to provide safe, high quality, and reliable water service to its customers. It’s a key part of our infrastructure.

Hurricane Harvey’s Unsung Water Heroes

Whether it’s how we deal with droughts in California or the devastating human toll caused by Hurricanes Harvey and Irma in Texas and Florida, water has been at the forefront of the news recently. We’ve seen so many heart-wrenching rescues and been touched by stories of everyday people doing the extraordinary.

#dontflushthis: 7 Things You Should Never Flush Down a Toilet

Many everyday items flushed away can affect water quality. Contaminants from common activities like cooking, gardening, car maintenance and even medicine make their way into our water system, creating toxic environmental pollution that can harm plants and animals, not to mention us!   

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