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Make Your Tap Water Sparkle

If there’s one trendy craze that doesn’t seem to be going away anytime soon, it’s sparkling water. This summer season, you can definitely expect to see more brands and flavors of sparkling water hitting the shelves in your local supermarket. The rise of the carbonated water craze is perfect for those who may not be drinking enough water or want a little bit of extra flavor in their beverages. However, those refreshing drinks can get expensive, especially if you’re relying on them for a source of hydration. The good news is that you can create it in the comfort of your own home and save some

Climate Change's Impact on Water

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. San Jose Water is dedicated to providing over 1 million residents with high quality, life sustaining water, and as climate change continues to progress, we’re staying tuned-in and ensuring that we prepare for a variety of future water

Water Smart Summer Activities

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.

 

Hoses & Sprinklers - Hoses and sprinklers may be the easiest way to cool your

Where does San Jose water come from?

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.

But what about San Jose residents? San Jose’s groundwater is pumped from over 100 wells that draw directly from the Santa Clara Groundwater Basin, which accounts for about 40% of the water supply our customers receive. You might also be surprised to know that

Former San Jose Water Employee Knits Over 600 Teddy Bears For Children

Gisela Foster, a former San Jose Water employee in the Data Processing Department, has a lot more to share than just her wisdom and skills gained throughout years of work. The 80-year-old has knitted over 600 teddy bears for sick children.

Montevina Water Treatment Plant Now Serving San Jose Water Customers

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. INGE GmbH/BASF' s Managing Director Daniela Calleri joined the team to celebrate the critical role BASF played in delivering the leading

Water 101

You know water is important. You know we rely on water for most aspects of our life, from laundry, to cooking, to bathing, and everything in between. But what do you REALLY know about water?

DIY Rainwater Catcher

Build a rain catcher now. Be ready when rain returns!

Rebuilding Together With SJW

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.

Every year, Rebuilding Together helps communities in need through the unification of their national network of local Rebuilding Together affiliates, corporate and individual donors, skilled trades

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