The Santa Clara Valley Water District’s water supply planning efforts focus on identifying strategies that will provide a reliable and sustainable supply of water for Santa Clara County considering climate change, economic and regulatory uncertainties, environmental and social conflicts, and other risks.
Santa Clara County’s current water supply system is a complex mix of water supply sources and infrastructure. The district operates and maintains ten reservoirs and dams, dozens of groundwater recharge basins, almost 150 miles of pipelines, three treatment plants, an advanced recycled water purification plant, and three pump stations. Water supplies include local surface water and groundwater, imported water, and recycled water. Water conservation is also an important part of the of the water supply mix because it reduces water demands and helps improve reliability during droughts.
Information on specific planning efforts is available at the links on the left.