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The month of September is here! Children are back in school, the leaves are beginning to change, and South Bay weather is cooling off. September also marks the beginning of National Preparedness Month. Now in its 15th year, National Preparedness Month is a nationwide, month-long effort which encourages and reminds us all to prepare and plan for disasters or emergencies in our homes, businesses, and communities.
Did you know that about 95% of the water entering our homes goes down the drain? This can be attributed to leaving the tap on while brushing your teeth, over-watering plants, or using leaky faucets. Regardless, it is important to become more involved in reducing our water usage, as water is a limited resource that shouldn’t be taken for granted.
With the upcoming Day Without Water on October 10, San Jose Water is really looking at the value of water in our lives. We use it every single day, whether it’s to drink, clean, or cook. But have you ever wondered what else we need water for?
On Friday, July 20, San Jose Water partnered with the Guadalupe River Park Conservancy (GRPC) to unveil the final piece of the Shirley Lewis Rotary Sculpture Walk. The special event commemorated Shirley Lewis’ dedication to the park, public art, and the City of San Jose.
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.
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.
One thing that we love about San Jose is the variety of beautiful scenery there is in and around the city. It shouldn’t be a secret that one of our favorite places to visit is the unique Coyote Creek Trail that runs right along Coyote Creek River. With water running a total of 63.6 miles, a majority of it right through San Jose, the Coyote Creek Trail makes for the perfect place to spend time with nature.
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.
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