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Latest Santa Clara Valley Water District Stories

2011-10-07 12:23:00

Project is investing $30 million into Santa Clara County's economy SAN JOSE, Calif., Oct. 7, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The $30 million Lower Silver Creek Project, near downtown San Jose, Calif., is now 40 percent complete. The project not only provides an estimated 400 jobs to the local community but will also alleviate ongoing flooding and enhance water quality along approximately two miles of the creek. The project led by the Santa Clara Valley Water District and slated to be...

2010-05-21 08:49:00

LEHIGH VALLEY, Pa., May 21 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Air Products' (NYSE: APD) manufacturing facility in Santa Clara, Calif., has installed a new water treatment system that uses recycled water instead of potable (drinking) water in its industrial cooling process. The conversion to recycled water conserves nearly 62 million gallons of drinking water annually for Milpitas, the City of Santa Clara and San Jose residents and significantly reduces Air Products' water costs. Air Products is...

2010-04-12 17:16:00

SAN JOSE, Calif., April 12 /PRNewswire/ -- The Santa Clara County Association of REALTORS® supports efforts to replenish the groundwater basin and ensure safe drinking water by supporting the groundwater production fee the Santa Clara Valley Water District proposes. For the year 2010 - 2011, the water district has not raised the fee for a third year in a row. The agency is conducting a public review process to set the charge. The fee applies to well owners and businesses...

2007-11-03 09:00:00

By Paul Rogers, San Jose Mercury News, Calif. Nov. 3--Grizzly bears and stage coach drivers. Saloons. Buzzing redwood sawmills. And a sensational double murder over a pile of gold that grabbed national headlines. The towns of Lexington and Alma once provided a colorful slice of Silicon Valley's past. But 55 years ago they were lost forever, submerged under 130 feet of water when Lexington Reservoir was built in the hills south of Los Gatos. Now the two forgotten communities will have...