Our coalition aims to protect Santa Clara County’s ratepayers and the environment, as well as working ranchlands, from this wasteful and high-risk project.

"(The expansion project) would add no long term drought supply to our community, it would provide no new water supply to our community, rather would merely be ait a receptacle for water. And in this case the proposal is to spend $2.5 billion to hold the water here that we can easily have in other counties at a far, far lower cost.

About The Risk

Compared to other water projects, the Pacheco Reservoir expansion project has much higher cost and implementation risks than any other water projects that Valley Water is considering (see green and orange bars below).

Risk comparison between existing Valley Water projects, highlighting Pacheco Reservoir’s high cost compared to other water projects. Source: Project Risk Assessment
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Proposed Impact Area