Santa Clara Valley Water District

Silicon Valley water supplier plans rate hikes

Santa Clara County residents could see higher water bills in the upcoming year, as one water agency looks for ways to cover costs. Valley Water, the region’s main water supplier, is proposing raising groundwater production charges on cities and private water retailers. The increase will be passed on to household ratepayers through local water companies such...

Silicon Valley agency freezes hiring amid deficit

Silicon Valley’s main water supplier is tightening its wallet in the face of a structural deficit and in an effort to keep water rates from rising. Santa Clara Valley Water District officials have frozen hiring for 72 job vacancies amid a $222 million budget deficit for the current fiscal year ending in June. The skyrocketing...

Silicon Valley water district sues one of its directors

The region’s largest taxpayer-funded water supplier is suing one of its own board directors weeks after they censured her. Santa Clara Valley Water District officials said they plan to file a lawsuit against Director Rebecca Eisenberg at the March 26 board meeting, but did not provide further details. Eisenberg’s colleagues censured her last month for...