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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.

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!   

6 Tips For Making Water-Wise Gardening Easier

To help you get started with water-wise gardening, we’ve compiled a few fun and clever tips and garden hacks to make your gardening more successful this year.

6 Smart (and Stylish) Water-Saving Devices and Gadgets

Are you looking for new ways to improve your water efficiency? This list suggests some technologies that might be right for you.

Introducing the Newest Generation of Redesigned High-Tech Crew Trucks

San Jose Water (SJW) recently began rolling out new, innovative crew trucks designed to improve the speed and efficiency with which crews can respond to and solve maintenance issues in the communities we serve.

Can You Help Us #TracktheTruck?

San Jose Water has some sleek new utility trucks coming to a neighborhood near you. 

How to Check if Your Water Heater Is Leaking

The sounds of rushing water paired with rising water bills and visual water damage often point to water heater leaks.

How to Start Xeriscaping with Water-Wise Plants

In a sustainability-conscious and water-saving culture, more people are choosing to “xeriscape” and opt out of traditional lawns that require more resources. Read on to learn about xeriscaping and how it can beautify your lawn with water-wise plants.

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