Stories from the Front Lines: San Jose Water

Posted on May 9, 2020

Stories from the Front Lines: San Jose Water

California’s regulated water utilities are on the job, working during the emergency to keep the water flowing. Here are a few stories from the front lines from San Jose Water.

On the Job with SJW Distribution Service Inspectors

While the entire community is under a shelter-in-place order, essential San Jose Water (SJW) workers are on the job to make sure water is flowing safely and reliably. Distribution Service (DS) Inspectors perform critical work day in and day out. Just a few of their responsibilities include marking existing water lines before any excavation begins, locating leaks in mains and service lines, performing hydrant and valve maintenance, and operating the vacuum excavator truck. Continue reading.

Working Together During COVID-19

It’s an unsettling time — one filled with sheltering-in-place, social distancing and cloth face coverings. But one thing you never need to worry about is your water. Your tap water is safe to drink. And we’re here doing our job — 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.

San Jose Water (SJW) is considered an essential service provider during the COVID-19 pandemic. Our staff continues to protect public health by providing clean, safe and reliable water to everyone. Continue reading.