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Valley Water Board Chair Tony Estremera statement on shooting at VTA facility

May 27, 2021
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We are deeply saddened by the senseless act of violence that claimed innocent lives at a VTA facility in San Jose. Our hearts, prayers, and sincerest condolences go out to all VTA employees, their families, and everyone affected by this tragedy. The Valley Water family is grieving with our community. We have lowered the flags to half-staff at Valley Water’s headquarters to honor those who lost their lives.

We hope that the community will support the efforts of Working Partnerships USA, who are accepting donations in support of the victims and their families. Please consider contributing and helping our community members in need. To donate, visit https://act.wpusa.org/vta_victims_support_fund.


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 400 acres of groundwater recharge ponds and more than 275 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.