|In November 2012 the voters of Santa Clara County overwhelmingly supported Measure B, the Safe, Clean Water and Natural Flood Protection Program. Developed with input from more than 16,000 residents and stakeholders, this 15-year program was created to match the community’s needs and values.
The voters of Santa Clara County clearly recognize the importance of a safe, reliable water supply. They value wildlife habitat, creek restoration and open space. They want to protect our water supply and local dams from the impacts of earthquakes and natural disasters.
Learn more about the Safe, Clean Water projects designed to:
A. Ensure a safe, reliable water supply for the future
B. Reduce toxins, hazards and contaminants, such as mercury and pharmaceuticals, in our waterways
C. Protect our water supply and local dams from the impacts of earthquakes and natural disasters
D. Restore fish, bird and wildlife habitat and provide open space access
E. Provide flood protection to homes, businesses, schools, streets and highways
The Santa Clara Valley Water District Board of Directors approved the Safe, Clean Water and Natural Flood Protection Program Five-Year Implementation Plan at its May 14, 2013 meeting.
Detailed information on the Safe, Clean Water Program, including projects and program descriptions, finances, implementation section, key performance indicators to measure program success, and provisions for external oversight, are included here:
Next Steps in Program Implementation
The district is currently planning the implementation of the many community-supported projects included in this program and wants to keep you informed. Here are some of the milestones related to implementation of the Safe, Clean Water program:
- May 2013: The Board approved the 5-year implementation plan on May 14. The plan is available for review
- July 2013: Implementation of the Safe, Clean Water and Natural Flood Protection program begins
If you have any questions about implementation of the Safe, Clean Water program, please contact Mary Ann Ruiz at (408) 630-2633, or Luis Jaimes at (408) 630-2576.