Great Oaks Water Company has been providing public water utility service
to the Blossom Valley - Santa Teresa - Edenvale - Coyote Valley-Almaden
Valley area of
the City of San Jose since the early 1960's. Our dedication to
providing the highest quality water, best customer service and the lowest
rates continues to this day. With over 20,000 customers and a
dedicated staff of 17 employees, Great Oaks is recognized as one of the
most efficiently run utilities in the state.
State Water Resources Control Board Press Release on Emergency Conservation Regulations.
Conservation Measures Under Rule 14.1.
To read the 2013
Consumer Confidence Report (CCR), please click here.
Hard Water May
Protect Against Heart Disease
As most of our customers know from reading
our Annual Newsletter, our water comes naturally from deep wells and has a
relatively high hardness factor. Hardness is determined primarily by the amount of calcium and
magnesium in the water. It is expressed in milligrams per liter
of calcium carbonate (or often as grains per gallon of calcium
carbonate). 1.0 gr/gal = 17.1 mg/l.
The water from Great Oaks Water Company wells has a hardness of about
18 gr/gal. Now we learn that there may be hidden benefits in
this aspect of our water.
Please check out this interesting article:
Hard Water is good for your Heart
Below are a few features from
our 'Most Frequently Asked Questions' list. We will be changing
these from time to time, so be sure to check back with us once in a while.
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