The water section personnel are responsible for planning and maintaining City
wells, and the distribution system that provides safe drinking water to the
City. The water section is also responsible for the booster pumps, the reservoirs,
maintenance and the monthly reading of all water meters. The water section is
responsible for meeting California State requirements for a Backflow Program
within the City of Gilroy.
2012 Annual Water Quality Report
2011 Annual Water Quality Report
2010 Annual Water Quality Report
2009 Annual Water Quality Report
2008 Annual Water Quality Report
2007 Annual Water Quality Report
Water is the most important element for human survival. The planet is covered
by 80% water. Because of this fact, we think that there is enough water for
centuries to come. The shocking fact is only 1% of the planet's water is
available for human consumption. That's for drinking, washing, and farming,
to name a few. We are not "running out" of water because the same amount of
water is the same amount as thousands of years ago. Instead, we are changing
the quality of that by polluting and wasting water. Look and see what you can
do today to conserve water for tomorrow!
The Public Health Goal Report (PHG) is required for water systems with over 10,000
water meter connections. The City of Gilroy's water meets all drinking water
standards for maximum contaminant levels (MCL) required by the California
Department of Health Services and USEPA. No additional actions are recommended.
This information is in addition to what is included in our Consumer Confidence
Report (CCR). Read More.
Take precautions to prevent water pipes from freezing when the temperature
drops below freezing. Read More.
In addition to the information provided below, you can find out more information
about City resources that are available, what you can do around the home, and who
your water company is from the Environmental Programs Division's.
(Water Conservation Tips).
- Guidelines for Gray Water Usage
- Interior Water Conservation Ideas
- Voluntary Water Conservation Phase I
- Mandatory Water Conservation Phase II
- Direcciones De Como Usar El Agua Gris Durante Una Sequia
- Ideas Para El Uso Y Conservacion Del Agua Dentro De La Casa
- Programa Conservacion de Agua Nivel I - Voluntario
- Programa Para Reducir El Uso Del Agua Nivel II - Uso Prohibido
You can find more useful information about water conservation on these Web sites.
- Santa Clara Valley Water District
- California Rural Water Association
Landscape Survey Program
This program provides landscape surveys for commercial sites with 5,000 sq ft or more of irrigated landscape. The survey includes site specific recommendations for increasing system efficiency, distribution uniformity testing, analysis of potential water/costs savings, as well qualifies sites to participate in the Landscape Rebate Program. For additional information regarding the program, please visit: Landscape Survey Program
Landscape Rebate Program
The Landscape Rebate Program provides rebates for home owners and businesses that increase their outdoor water use efficiency by replacing high water use landscape and/or upgrading to high efficiency irrigation equipment. This new program is a result of combining and streamlining several landscape rebate programs into one program in order to increase program effectiveness. To qualify sites must participate in a pre-inspection prior to beginning their project or purchasing materials that they would like to receive rebates for. For additional information regarding the program, please visit: Landscape Rebate Program