2010 SHOWCASE AWARDS

SANTA CLARA VALLEY WATER DISTRICT

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A "purple pipe" provides recycled water to an agricultural customer.

The Santa Clara Valley Water District is the primary water resources agency for Santa Clara County, California. The District manages the county’s drinking water resources, provides water to thirteen water retailers, coordinates flood protection for its 1.8 million residents, and serves as steward of the county's more than 800 miles of streams and 10 district-built reservoirs.

The District‘s mission is to provide a healthy, safe, and enhanced quality of living in Santa Clara County for current and future generations through watershed stewardship and comprehensive management of water resources in a practical, cost-effective, and environmentally sensitive manner. The District’s guiding principles for carrying out its mission are:

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