Santa Clara Valley Water District

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Santa Clara Valley Water District
Water district overview
Formed 1968 (1968-MM)
Preceding agencies
  • Santa Clara Valley Water Conservation District
  • Santa Clara County Flood Control and Water Conservation District
HeadquartersSan Jose, California
Water district executive
  • Rick Callender, Chief Executive Officer[1]

The Santa Clara Valley Water District (also known as Valley Water) provides stream stewardship, wholesale water supply and flood protection for Santa Clara County, California, in the southern San Francisco Bay Area. The district encompasses all of the county's 1,300 square miles (3,400 km2) and serves the area's 15 cities, 2 million residents and more than 200,000 commuters. The district's three water treatment plants can produce as much as 210,000,000 US gallons (800,000 m3) of drinking water a day. Another part of the district's mission is to manage flood and storm waters along the county's hundreds of miles of creeks and rivers in an environmentally sensitive manner.

Dams owned by the district[edit]

The district owns many dams, including:[2]


In December 2010 the Santa Clara Valley Water District was chosen as the water agency award recipient for the California Sustainability Alliance's Sustainability Showcase Award.[3] This award honors the District's commitment to sustainability as shown through their award-winning water use efficiency and conservation program.[4]


The Santa Clara Valley Water District is governed by 7 elected directors. Nai Hsueh, is Chair of the Board for 2020. Nai has Bachelor's and Master's degrees in Hydraulic Engineering and is a Registered Civil Engineer in California. She worked at the District for three decades rising from Junior Engineer to Chief of Capital Programs.


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  2. ^ "Dams Within the Jurisdiction of the State of California" (PDF). Retrieved 2009-01-06. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  3. ^ California Sustainability Alliance, Sustainability Showcase Awards, Received January 31st, 2011
  4. ^ Santa Clara Valley Water District, WET Program, Received January 31st, 2011

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