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Key update on the Water Supply Master Plan 2050 to be shared on June 25, 2024

May 28, 2024
Almaden Reservoir, April 2024

Valley Water is updating its existing Water Supply Master Plan, which details our agency’s investment strategies to provide Santa Clara County a safe, clean and reliable water supply into the future.

Our analysis shows that if Valley Water relies only on existing water supply and infrastructure, it will face water shortages during multi-year droughts in the future. Therefore, Valley Water must invest in new projects addressesing climate change and population growth. The projects being identified and evaluated include:

  • Local, drought-proof water supplies such as advanced purified water
  • New supply and storage projects
  • Investing in maintaining the existing system

On June 25, 2024, at 1 p.m., Valley Water staff will provide an update to the Board of Directors on this critical effort. The update includes project evaluation, cost analysis, water supply strategy and a proposed adaptive management approach. It also recommends water conservation goals to help people in Santa Clara County make water conservation a way of life.

Community members interested in learning more are encouraged to attend in person at the Valley Water Headquarters Building Boardroom, 5750 Almaden Expressway, San Jose, CA 95118 at 1:00 p.m. or join remotely via Zoom:

Valley Water also encourages the public to share their opinions about this critical effort. The meeting agenda and staff reports will be available (online: ten days prior to the scheduled board meeting. 

Valley Water manages an integrated water resources system that includes the supply of clean, safe water, flood protection and stewardship of streams on behalf of Santa Clara County's 2 million residents. The district effectively manages 10 dams and surface water reservoirs, three water treatment plants, an advanced recycled water purification center, a state-of-the-art water quality laboratory, nearly 285 acres of groundwater recharge ponds and more than 294 miles of streams. We provide wholesale water and groundwater management services to local municipalities and private water retailers who deliver drinking water directly to homes and businesses in Santa Clara County.