March 18, 2020
Valley Water is committed to maintaining a high level of service as Santa Clara County responds to COVID-19. As Valley Water continues its mission to provide flood protection and creek stewardship, Valley Water has suspended non-essential creek maintenance activities until further notice. This includes homeless encampment cleanups conducted in partnership with local agencies, including the City of San Jose. As this is a rapidly evolving situation, Valley Water will work with our city partners to re-evaluate the situation as Santa Clara County continues its response to COVID-19.
March 17, 2020
As Valley Water continues to monitor the outbreak of Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19), we want to reassure our community that this virus is not impacting the safety of your drinking water, or our ability to supply water in Santa Clara County.
The World Health Organization has stated that the “presence of the COVID-19 virus has not been detected in drinking-water supplies and based on current evidence the risk to water supplies is low.” For more information from the EPA, please see https://www.epa.gov/coronavirus/coronavirus-and-drinking-water-and-wastewater
Valley Water is committed to maintaining a high level of service as Santa Clara County responds to COVID-19. We will continue to provide a reliable supply of safe, clean drinking water to residents and businesses in Santa Clara County.
Valley Water is responsible for ensuring that the treated water provided to our retailer agencies is of the highest possible quality, meeting or exceeding all federal and state drinking water standards. We consistently meet or exceed all applicable water quality regulatory standards.
Recently, our Water Quality Lab completed its annual performance evaluation and achieved a remarkable 100% passing score. You can read our monthly water quality reports at https://www.valleywater.org/your-water/water-quality/water-quality-reports.
Homeowners that receive their water from a public water utility like a city or water company may contact their provider to learn more about treatments being used. These utilities generally use disinfectants such as chlorine that remove or kill pathogens before they reach the tap.
Homeowners with private wells who are concerned about pathogens such as viruses in drinking water may consider approaches that remove bacteria, viruses, and other pathogens, including certified home treatment devices.
Valley Water is also closely monitoring the spread of COVID-19. Learn more about the outbreak from the County of Santa Clara Public Health Department.
March 11, 2020