Community involvement is a key part of our commitment to the places where we live, work and serve. Contributions include both monetary donations as well as volunteer time and talent. While COVID-19 may have cut short our in-person community outreach efforts in 2020, a new series of virtual partnerships emerged.
Have you ever wondered what it takes to deliver clean, safe water—even during an emergency? Lots and lots of planning. It all begins with our Emergency Management group, which also includes Security and Business Continuity.
In order to follow the state and county shelter-in-place order, as well as to protect the health of our employees per CDC public health guidelines, we are suspending all non-emergency construction activity requiring field support by our engineering and construction teams until further notice. This includes water main replacement projects and nearly all other planned capital improvements. Projects currently underway are being brought to a safe and secure stopping point.
The wildfires in Australia are devastating to witness. 15 million acres burnt, people who have lost their lives and nearly half a billion animals gone. San Jose Water has made a donation to the NSW Rural Fire Service, which supports the New South Wales area (one of the hardest hit).
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