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  • How you can help keep creeks clean in Santa Clara County
    by Valley Water News on April 15, 2021 at 9:00 pm

    By the Youth Commission Creek-Stewardship Group The crystal blue waters of our creeks are tainted with murky pieces of litter, like masks, gloves and soda cans. Litter can travel through storm drains, creeks and rivers to become bay pollution. This sad situation makes us realize the extent of how polluted our environment is and wonder

  • Tibbetts Report – celebrating 100 years
    by Valley Water News on April 15, 2021 at 4:59 pm

    Valley Water is celebrating the 100th anniversary of the Tibbetts Report. This report set the foundation of the dams, pipelines, and groundwater infrastructure and governance of the Santa Clara Valley Water District as it is today. Over a century ago, the Valley of Heart’s Delight, known today as Santa Clara Valley, was blanketed with farmland

  • Low-income seniors may apply for special property tax exemption
    by Valley Water News on April 14, 2021 at 7:39 pm

    You could qualify to be exempt from paying the Safe, Clean Water property tax Are you 65 years old or older? Own your home and live in it as your primary residence? Valley Water offers an exemption for qualifying low-income seniors from the Safe, Clean Water special parcel tax*. The tax was renewed and approved by the

  • Valley Water’s McKelvey Park Flood Detention Project receives another award
    by Valley Water News on April 9, 2021 at 6:43 pm

    The McKelvey Park Flood Detention Project has won another prestigious award, the 2021 Engineering Excellence Merit Award from the American Council of Engineering Companies of California (ACEC).  ACEC recognized the McKelvey Park Flood Detention Project as a public works project that demonstrates excellence in its planning, design and construction, and coordinated effort between various stakeholders

  • Valley Water continues to call for voluntary conservation as drought conditions worsen
    by Valley Water News on April 1, 2021 at 8:14 pm

    Although a few storms in March delivered some rain and snow across California, the Golden State experienced a mostly dry winter season. The result: most of Santa Clara County and nearly all of California are in a drought, according to the U.S. Drought Monitor. Snowpack in the Sierra Nevada measured at 59% of average on

  • Say farewell to water thirsty lawns and say hello to beautiful water-wise landscapes
    by Valley Water News on March 30, 2021 at 10:54 pm

    Do you know that at least half of the water in a typical Santa Clara County home is used outdoors? You could save money on your water bill by transforming your lawn with the help of Santa Clara Valley Water District’s (Valley Water) Landscape Rebate Program. As you walk through your neighborhood, you may have

  • Job Shadow Day 2021 Event Recap
    by Valley Water News on March 29, 2021 at 2:00 pm

    By Youth Commissioner Aroshi Ghosh, representative for District 4 On Feb. 18, 2021, the Santa Clara Valley Water Youth Commission held its first-ever Virtual Job Shadow Day to help inform high school students throughout Santa Clara County about the amazing careers available at Valley Water. Job Shadow Day provided an immensely valuable opportunity for high school

  • Valley Water evaluating five dam alternatives for proposed expansion of Pacheco Reservoir
    by Valley Water News on March 26, 2021 at 11:25 pm

    In the face of climate change and severe weather, there is a risk of more prolonged droughts in California. Despite recent storms in March, Santa Clara County is now in a drought and it is unknown how severe it will get. Valley Water remains focused on preparing for future dry and wet years through a