News from Valley Water

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  • Valley Water evaluates the Delta Conveyance Project as the state effort reaches a milestone
    by Valley Water News on December 8, 2023 at 7:22 pm

    As we contend with climate change and extreme weather, Valley Water remains committed to providing Santa Clara County with a reliable supply of safe, clean water today and for future generations.  Valley Water outlines its strategy for sustainably achieving this goal in the Water Supply Master Plan. One of the critical projects listed in the

    by Valley Water News on December 8, 2023 at 5:10 pm

    By Barbara Keegan, Valley Water Board of Directors We’ve witnessed extreme weather over the last few years. This past winter, we emerged from a three-year drought that concluded with an impactful series of storms, filled reservoirs and one of history’s heftiest Sierra Nevada snowpacks on record. Valley Water was prepared. We know the climate is

  • An overview of Valley Water’s annual Capital Improvement Program
    by Valley Water News on December 7, 2023 at 6:47 pm

    Every year, Valley Water updates its plan for funding the agency’s critical infrastructure projects required to meet the needs of Santa Clara County. The Capital Improvement Program (CIP) Five-Year Plan is a comprehensive document that provides a roadmap for funding the planning, design and construction of water-related infrastructure. In May 2023, the Board of Directors

  • Valley Water receives federal grant funding to benefit the expansion of recycled and purified water
    by Valley Water News on December 1, 2023 at 4:17 pm

    Valley Water was recently awarded $680,429 in grants from the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation for two planning efforts aimed at expanding Santa Clara County’s use of recycled and purified water. The funding will be used to help prepare feasibility studies for projects designed to create and expand new water supply sources that are less vulnerable

  • Water Quality Lab recognized for its achievements to protect environmental and public health
    by Valley Water News on November 29, 2023 at 6:24 pm

    As the primary wholesale water supplier in Santa Clara County, Valley Water is dedicated to assuring a reliable supply of safe, clean drinking water to our community. To help support this mission, Valley Water built the Water Quality Lab in 2008. The state-of-the-art lab is housed in a building designed to maintain the specialized equipment

  • Valley Water making progress at Anderson Dam  
    by Valley Water News on November 27, 2023 at 7:19 pm

    By John L. Varela, Valley Water Director, District 1 It has been just over two years since Valley Water broke ground at Anderson Dam with the promise to protect the public and secure Santa Clara County’s water supply. Since then, our agency has made tremendous progress on this vital public safety and water supply project.

  • Valley Water receives federal WIFIA loan for proposed reservoir expansion
    by Valley Water News on November 21, 2023 at 8:44 pm

    On Nov. 21,  2023, the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced that Valley Water secured a federal loan from the Water Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (WIFIA). The loan will help Valley Water fund the planning and design of the proposed Pacheco Reservoir Expansion Project in south Santa Clara County. The federal loan supplied

  • Video: Take a virtual tour of Valley Water’s work on the Anderson Dam tunnel project
    by Valley Water News on November 13, 2023 at 9:34 pm

    In the summer of 2021, Valley Water broke ground on a project to build a new outlet tunnel next to Anderson Dam. Since then, a dedicated crew of staff, contractors and consultants have worked tirelessly on this vital public safety and water supply project. Our first effort was to strengthen the hillside adjacent to the