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A Municipal Water employee is measure the flow of a fire hydrant and safeguarding our water supply.
Marcos Serrano, Water Systems Assistant Operator, ensures customers receive high-quality water. (Photo by A.J. Valdez)
PROTECTING our water supply is important to ensure that water is safe from contamination and aesthetically pleasing for use. Protection begins in the watersheds, where people and their activities can be a major cause of source contamination. Contamination requires additional treatment, which increases the cost to deliver water to your tap.

PARTICIPATING in public meetings and forums regarding water issues enables decision-makers to hear your perspective and allows you to be directly involved in protecting your water supply. Visit for San José City Council meeting agendas.

UNDERSTANDING that drinking water, including bottled water, may reasonably be expected to contain at least minute amounts of contaminants will help you make an informed choice about your drinking water. The presence of contaminants does not necessarily indicate a health risk.

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