This project allows Valley Water to continue providing a local, toll free number to report hazardous materials spills 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Emergency staff responds within 2 hours of the initial report, with spill cleanup in Valley Water rights-of-way performed in a timely manner. Appropriate agencies are alerted when spills are outside Valley Water jurisdiction.
FY21 Quarter 1 Totals (July 1, 2020 to September 30, 2020):
Total Number of Reported Hazardous Material Incidents: 34
Total Number of Field Responses: 9
Total Number of Urgent Incidents: 1
Percent of Urgent Field Responses meeting KPI: 100%
Updated October 2020
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Key Performance Indicator for the Safe, Clean Water Program
Respond to 100% of hazardous materials reports requiring urgent on-site inspection in 2 hours or less.
Prevents and reduces contaminants in surface and groundwater
Provide a quick, systematic emergency response that reduces negative impacts of hazardous materials spills
Geographic Area of Benefit
About the Safe, Clean Water and Natural Flood Protection Program
In November 2012 the voters of Santa Clara County overwhelmingly approved Measure B, the Safe, Clean Water and Natural Flood Protection Program, as a countywide special parcel tax for 15 years with a sunset date of June 30, 2028. This Program replaced the Clean, Safe Creeks and Natural Flood Protection Plan, which voters approved in November 2000.
The Safe, Clean Water Program was developed with input from more than 16,000 residents and stakeholders and was created to match the community’s needs and values. The voters of Santa Clara County identified five priorities:
Priority A: Ensure a Safe, Reliable Water Supply
Priority B: Reduce Toxins, Hazards and Contaminants in our Waterways
Priority C: Protect our Water Supply from Earthquakes and Natural Disasters
Priority D: Restore Wildlife Habitat and Provide Open Space
Priority E: Provide Flood Protection to Homes, Businesses, Schools and Highways
Other: Six projects from the Clean, Safe, Creeks Plan have been carried forward into the Safe, Clean Water Program.
Each year,Valley Water prepares a report providing a progress update for each of these Program priorities, along with fiscal year accomplishments.
To ensure transparency and accountability to the voters, the ballot measure also created an Independent Monitoring Committee, appointed by the Santa Clara Valley Water District Board of Directors. The Independent Monitoring Committee annually reviews the Program’s progress to ensure the outcomes are achieved in a cost-efficient manner and reports its findings to the Board.
In addition, the Program requires three independent audits, the first of which was conducted in FY 2017.