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Community Letter: How Valley Water is responding to COVID-19

Dear Neighbor,

I hope you are staying healthy and safe. As our state moves into a new phase of the response and gradual reopening, Valley Water continues its essential work in providing safe, clean water, flood protection, and environmental stewardship on behalf of our community.

At Valley Water, we are making sure that the COVID-19 virus is not impacting the safety of your drinking water supply, or our ability to supply water in Santa Clara County. Current operations remain healthy, and we continue to meet or exceed all applicable water quality regulatory standards.

You may see Valley Water’s essential work crews and contractors working in the field. As a public works agency, we are continuing to construct vital flood protection projects, provide maintenance to our critical water delivery systems, and reduce potential flood and fire hazards along creeks or trails through vegetation removal. Please rest assured that we are enforcing all public health protocols to maintain safe working environments during construction, for both crews and community members. If you are utilizing recreational open spaces and trails, please follow the construction signage designed to inform and keep you safe, and please do not enter active construction sites.  In adherence to current social distancing guidelines, we’re reminding everyone not to approach staff working at project sites. If you have questions, please contact us via our customer service system, Access Valley Water.

Some of our workers have shared their stories on the “frontline” while delivering crucial services during this health emergency. We invite you to read their stories here.

Lastly, this past Sunday we celebrated Mother’s Day. We want to take this opportunity to recognize all the mothers in our community who are nurturing their families during challenging times. Thank you for all that you do.

May you continue to stay well and safe.

 

Richard P. Santos

Director, District 3

Santa Clara Valley Water District

(408) 234-7707

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