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110 West Taylor Street

San Jose, CA 95110

United States

Phone: 408-279-7800

Fax: 408-279-7917

SJW Corp., through its principal subsidiary, San Jose Water Company, provides water service in the greater metropolitan San Jose area. Subsidiaries The company’s subsidiaries are as follows: San Jose Water Company is a public utility, which engages in the business of providing water service to approximately 227,000 connections that serve a population of approximately 1 million people in an area comprising approximately 138 square miles in the metropolitan San Jose, California area. SJWTX, Inc. is doing business as Canyon Lake Water Service Company (CLWSC). CLWSC is a public utility, which engages in the business of providing water service to approximately 10,600 connections that serve approximately 36,000 people. CLWSC’s service area comprises approximately 240 square miles in western Comal County and southern Blanco County in the improving region between San Antonio and Austin, Texas. SJWTX, Inc. has a 25% interest in Acequia Water Supply Corporation. SJW Land Company owns undeveloped land in the states of California and Tennessee, and owns and operates commercial buildings in the states of California, Connecticut, Texas, Arizona and Tennessee, as well as has a 70% limited partnership interest in 444 West Santa Clara Street, L.P. Texas Water Alliance Limited (TWA) is undertaking activities that are necessary to develop a water supply project in Texas. Together, San Jose Water Company, CLWSC, and TWA are referred to as ‘Water Utility Services’. Business The principal business of Water Utility Services consists of the production, purchase, storage, purification, distribution, wholesale, and retail sale of water. San Jose Water Company serve customers in portions of the cities of Cupertino and San Jose and in the cities of Campbell, Monte Sereno, Saratoga and the Town of Los Gatos, and adjacent unincorporated territories, all in the county of Santa Clara in the state of California. San Jose Water Company also provides non-tariffed services under agreements with municipalities and other utilities. These non-tariffed services include water system operations, maintenance agreements, and antenna leases. San Jose Water Company has operation in the city of Cupertino municipal water system under the terms of a 25-year lease. The system is adjacent to the San Jose Water Company service area and has approximately 4,600 service connections. Water Supply San Jose Water Company’s water supply consists of groundwater from wells, surface water from watershed run-off and diversion, and imported water purchased from the Santa Clara Valley Water District. San Jose Water Company has installed standby power generators at 32 of its strategic water production sites. As of December 31, 2012, San Jose Water Company’s Lake Elsman contained 1,248 million gallons. CLWSC’s water supply consists of groundwater from wells and purchased raw water from the Guadalupe-Blanco River Authority (GBRA). The agreements provide CLWSC with 6,700 acre-feet of water per year from Canyon Lake and other sources at prices to be adjusted periodically by GBRA. Franchises Franchises granted by local jurisdictions permit Water Utility Services to construct, maintain, and operate a water distribution system within the streets and other public properties of a given jurisdiction. San Jose Water Company holds the necessary franchises to provide water in portions of the cities of San Jose and Cupertino and in the cities of Campbell, Monte Sereno and Saratoga, the Town of Los Gatos and the unincorporated areas of Santa Clara County. Regulation and Rates San Jose Water Company and CLWSC are public utilities regulated by the California Public Utilities Commission and the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ), respectively, and operate within a service area approved by the regulators. Environmental Matters Water Utility Services is in compliance with all of the United States Environmental Protection Agency’s surface water treatment performance standards, drinking water standards for disinfection by-products and primary maximum contaminant levels. These standards have been adopted and are enforced by the California Department of Public Health and the TCEQ for San Jose Water Company and CLWSC, respectively. San Jose Water Company is in compliance with all state and local regulations governing hazardous materials, point and non-point source discharges and the warning provisions of the California Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act of 1986. History SJW Corp. was founded in 1866. The company was incorporated in California in 1985.


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