Builders & Contractors
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The Water Services Department is a group of highly experienced individuals who work with developers, contractors and individual homeowners who need water facilities for domestic usage and fire protection. When you are considering your new water service needs please feel free to contact us early in the process. We can explain the procedure to apply for new service and discuss installation costs and construction time frames. Some jobs require that new facilities be engineered - which can extend the lead-time otherwise needed for installation.
Responsibilities for a property's water service facility maintenance may fall upon the customer or SJW. Read this page to understand where SJW's responsibility ends and the customer's begins.
See an overview of the type of water each of the communities we serve typically receives.
Portable meters provide water for construction and other uses where normal service is not available. Meters are sized at 1 inch and 3 inch for potable water. Non-potable/recycled water is available only for 3 inch meters. Portable meters are available to rent.
Find out how to request new service and download the request form.
One of our most important roles is in delivering water for fire prevention efforts. But each local jurisdiction has unique regulations around hydrant placement and the provision of fire services.