California Drought: Wasted Fresh Water Seen Surging Into San Jose Storm DrainDespite the current severe drought conditions across California, a storm drain near U.S. Highway 101 in San Jose seems to be filling with thousands of gallons of fresh water that are simply going to waste.
State-of-the-Art Water Purification Plant Helps Silicon Valley Battle DroughtSanta Clara Valley Water District, the wholesale provider for the South Bay, is embarking on an effort to revamp the image of purified wastewater and lay the groundwork for replenishing local aquifers.
Santa Clara Water District Plans to Build New Water Purification Facility by 2028As California deals with another summer of drought conditions, the Santa Clara Valley Water District is looking for ways to avoid water supply issues in the future.
California Drought: Water Use Up in Some South Bay Communities, Despite Calls to ConserveSouth Bay communities are consistently falling short of water conservation goals as officials consider imposing drought penalties including fines and higher rates.
Drought Emergency: More South Bay Residents Turn To Graywater Systems To Save Water And Their PlantsAs South Bay water officials ask everyone to cut back 15% because of the drought, more are turning to graywater to save water and their plants at the same time.
Drought Emergency: Santa Clara Water Officials Issue Dire Warning As Reservoirs Dip To Historic LowsWith the state in the grips of a historic drought, reservoirs in Santa Clara County are at extremely low levels, as seen in a new video from the county's water provider.
Drought Emergency: Santa Clara Valley Water District Customers Falling Short Of Conservation GoalsIn the nearly month and a half since the Santa Clara Valley Water District declared a drought emergency and urged everyone to start saving water, conservation efforts have been somewhat lackluster.
Massive 10-Year, $575M Project To Rebuild Anderson Reservoir Near Morgan Hill Breaks GroundFlanked by members of Congress and local leaders, the Santa Clara Valley Water District broke ground on a 10-year, $575 million project that will reduce the risk of flooding and help its largest reservoir withstand a major earthquake.
Drought Putting Bay Area Trees Under Stress; 'Give Them Water' Says Water DistrictIt's easy to see the beauty and benefits of large, mature trees. What's harder to see is that the drought is already putting many of them under stress.
California Drought UPDATE: Santa Clara Valley Water Board Declares EmergencyThe board of the largest water agency in Santa Clara County on Wednesday unanimously declared a water shortage emergency,
California Drought: Water Emergency Declaration Coming To Santa Clara County; Mandatory Restrictions SoughtSanta Clara County’s main water provider announced Monday that it plans to declare a water shortage emergency and urge local municipalities to impose water use restrictions.
Massive Rebuild Of Anderson Dam Set To Impact Morgan Hill Residents For YearsThe Santa Clara Valley Water District is about to start work on one of its biggest construction project in decades: the rebuilding of Anderson Dam east of Morgan Hill.
Santa Clara Valley Water District Board Approves Rate IncreaseWith drought conditions worsening across the state, Santa Clara County is increasing rates for water usage.
Proposed New Dam in South Bay Spurs Battle Over Water RatesDrought conditions are contributing to a battle brewing in the South Bay over a proposed water storage project that has the Santa Clara Valley Water District pushing for a series rate hikes to fund a new dam near Highway 152.
California Drought: As Communities See Water Issues, Some Reuse Gray WaterIt’s been years since the Bay Area has had to deal with drought conditions. While some counties look to instituting water-use restrictions, some communities look to creative ways to reuse water.