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Santa Clara Valley Water District

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Palo Alto Targets Water Wasters With Newly-Approved Restrictions

Palo Alto officials are targeting water-wasting activities like washing down sidewalks and irrigating to the point of saturation. City council approved the new series of restrictions late Monday night.

08/05/2014

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Santa Clara Water District Approves Hiring ‘Water Cops’ To Issue Warnings

In a unanimous vote, the Santa Clara Valley Water District approved hiring up to 10 people to respond to complaints about people wasting water in the county.

07/22/2014

Los Gatos Creek Trail (www.sjparks.org)

Los Gatos Creek Going Dry Amid California’s Record Drought

On Tuesday, the water supply to the creek was cut by about 60 percent as South Bay water officials try to conserve what little water they have to work with.

07/08/2014

San Jose's largest homeless encampment, The Jungle (photo courtesy housing1000sv.org)

KCBS Cover Story Series: Bringing Medical Care To San Jose’s Largest Homeless Encampment

Residents of The Jungle, San Jose’s largest homeless encampment, have recently received on-site medical care after the county moved a mobile clinic to the site.

07/08/2014

An overflow spillway stands dry at the Lexington Reservoir on January 28, 2014 in Los Gatos, California. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Extreme Drought Conditions Force Santa Clara County Water Officials To Let Los Gatos Creek Go Dry

Water officials said they need to reduce flows from Lexington Reservoir to Los Gatos Creek by more than half, so there’s enough water to keep at least some the creek wet until the winter.

07/03/2014

Anderson Reservoir (Cal Fire)

Despite Drought, Aging Anderson Reservoir To Be Drained To Prevent ‘Catastrophic’ Flood

The idea of completely draining one of the Bay Area’s largest reservoirs of drinking water might be shocking to drought-conscious Californians. But that’s exactly what will happen next year when a seismic retrofit will begin at Anderson Dam and Reservoir near Morgan Hill.

03/21/2014

A dry section of the Almaden Reservoir on January 28, 2014 in San Jose. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Santa Clara Valley Water District Asks For 20 Percent Water Consumption Cut

That is double the water use reduction that was being considered just last month.

02/26/2014

An atmospheric water generator is on display at a press briefing outside the county building in San Jose, February 24, 2014. (CBS)

Milpitas Firm’s Device Generates Water From Air; Promoted As Possible Drought Relief

Water officials in Santa Clara County unveiled new technology on Monday that could help alleviate California’s drought by providing emergency drinking water.

02/24/2014

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South Bay Water District Provides Free Audit, Fixes For Home Water Waste

South Bay water customers are now able to find ways to cut water consumption and save money with a free house call.

01/28/2014

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Santa Clara Offers Rebates To Encourage Water Conservation

Many in the Bay Area have already installed low-flow showerheads and toilets, so when Governor Jerry Brown asked us to voluntarily reduce our water consumption by 20 percent, many were wondering how to do that.

01/18/2014

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