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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.

Your Guide to Water-Wise Gardening Year-Round

Even following a season of heavy rainfall, California will always be susceptible to drought, so selecting plants that can withstand inevitable dry spells will always be critical. Whether you’re a veteran green thumb or a gardening first-timer, you don’t need to worry! At San Jose Water, we’ve pulled together all the best tips and resources to help you become a water-wise gardening pro.

2020 Water Awareness Night

Updated: March 17, 2020

San Jose Water has been a proud sponsor of Water Awareness Night with the San Jose Giants for 24 years. The event is scheduled for Friday, May 22, 2020 as listed in the bill insert sent to all of our customers.

Coronavirus (COVID-19) has affected our entire community. San Jose Water and Minor League Baseball are both monitoring the situation closely.

PUC Inviting Customers To Offer Opinions on WCMA Surcharge

Understanding Your Bill: Surcharges and Service Charge Changes

WCMA Surcharge Under Consideration; Customers Have Opportunity to Provide Feedback

San Jose Water (SJW) customers will have an opportunity to weigh in on the 2018 Water Conservation Memorandum Account (WCMA) surcharge currently under consideration.

Using GIS to Improve Service for our Community

San Jose Water (SJW) has been serving the South Bay Area for over 150 years, and during that time, a lot has changed in the way of water infrastructure technology. Earlier this year, the Montevina Water Treatment Facility was reopened after receiving significant upgrades, including new ultrafiltration technology.

West Valley Residents to Receive Groundwater Temporarily

Valley Water’s Rinconada Water Treatment Plant is undergoing planned construction and maintenance work from March 12ththrough March 19th, 2019. During this period, SJW will deliver groundwater to customers located to the south of Stevens Creek and to the  west of Highways 880 and 17.

San Jose Water Begins Refunds on Service Charge Changes

San Jose Water (SJW) customers may notice a small refund on their next bill.

The typical residential SJW customer with a 3/4-inch meter will receive a one-time refund of $6.36 for the proration of service charges from June 1, 2011, through December 31, 2016.  Customers with larger meters will receive refunds proportional to their meter size.

Preventing Water Loss with Acoustic Leak Detection Technology

San Jose Water (SJW) is dedicated to delivering safe, high-quality water to over one million customers across 140 square miles everyday. It is our job to protect our water resources and promote long-term sustainability in our community. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency estimates that the average annual water loss rate for utility systems is 16%. Meanwhile, SJW has an average annual water loss rate of approximately 7%.

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