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  • Valley Water receives funding for the Cross Valley Pipeline Extension Project
    by Valley Water News on July 26, 2022 at 3:23 pm

    While we rebuild Anderson Dam, Valley Water is working to ensure Coyote Creek and the Coyote Percolation Pond in South San José have sufficient water to recharge groundwater and support the surrounding habitat and wildlife who depend on it.  To achieve this, Valley Water is undertaking the Cross Valley Pipeline Extension Project, which will extend

  • Keeping trees healthy during a drought
    by Valley Water News on July 19, 2022 at 4:28 pm

    Santa Clara County is enduring a third consecutive year of drought and had the driest start to a year on record in 2022. These dry conditions are threatening our water supplies, especially if next winter is also dry. We must reduce our water use immediately to ensure we have enough safe, clean drinking water during

  • Harmful blue-green algae can thrive in lakes, rivers and ponds
    by Valley Water News on July 14, 2022 at 3:20 pm

    Blue-green algae, or cyanobacteria, are found naturally in lakes, rivers, ponds, and other surface waters. During summer and fall, blue-green algae is more abundant due to a combination of warm water temperature, high nutrient levels, and abundant sunlight. High levels of blue-green algae, or cyanobacteria, increase the likelihood of producing harmful algal toxins, or cyanotoxins,

  • Valley Water refills additional percolation ponds in Santa Clara County to replenish groundwater supplies
    by Valley Water News on July 7, 2022 at 8:42 pm

    In May 2022, Valley Water received an allocation of water from the federal water project to help meet the public health and safety needs of Santa Clara County. Valley Water is using this water to fill some of the 102 percolation ponds across the county, which will help replenish our groundwater supplies.

  • Valley Water making progress on work at Anderson Dam
    by Valley Water News on July 5, 2022 at 9:08 pm

    For the past several months, Valley Water construction crews drilled 244 holes deep into the hillside next to Anderson Dam in Morgan Hill. Inside each hole, workers placed a 120-foot-long bar, up to 2-1/4 inches in diameter. The steel bars, each weighing about 1,600 pounds, were covered with 12-inches of concrete. This work to reinforce

  • Working together to clean our creeks
    by Valley Water News on June 21, 2022 at 6:15 pm

    By Nai Hsueh, Representative for District 5 Walking along our many Santa Clara County creek trails is a local favorite summer activity. However, it’s not always easy to enjoy our beautiful waterways due to the pollution issues generated by illegal dumping and encampments. Even worse is the impact of trash on our fragile ecosystems, wildlife

    by Valley Water News on June 21, 2022 at 3:28 pm

    A Valley Water study found that housing complexes adding submeters reduced water use by 15 to 30 percent.

  • We are in a severe drought and Valley Water can help offer ways to save water and money with its rebate programs
    by Valley Water News on June 7, 2022 at 10:40 pm

    By Linda LeZotte, Valley Water Director, District 4. With the warmer months here, outdoor watering will increase, straining already stressed water supplies in the face of severe drought, which is in its third consecutive year. But it’s not too late to reduce water usage—Saving water by reducing our outdoor irrigation can make a big impact,