SJWC Water Main Installation

Greetings Residents of Redwood Estates,

West Valley Construction, on behalf of San Jose Water Company, will be installing a new water main and services on the following streets: Madrone Drive (Pavilion to R.E. Store), Broadway Rd., Laverne Dr., Patricia Ct., Judith Ct., Mt. View Ct., and Locust Ct. beginning on or near June 5th

Utility owners will mark the location of existing underground utilities with white markings. We will begin potholing to dig down and verify the depth and location of any utilities that may be present. All trenches and potholes will be backfilled or covered with steel trench plates at the end of each day.

This process will take several weeks to complete. We will send out a map showing our starting location with highlighted roads that will be affected to allow residents/business owners to plan accordingly. Access in-and-out of your homes will be granted as needed – for narrow roads, there will be times during the day that certain areas are not accessible.

The project work hours are limited to 8AM-6PM Monday through Thursday. We appreciate your cooperation and understanding.

Water services will not be interrupted during the installation process over the next several months. However, once this project is near completion, and the new water main is activated, we will need to switch your water service connection to the new water main. This process will require your water services be turned off for a period of 6-8 hours. Residents affected by this new water main connection will be notified at least 72-hours before the interruption.

Please, be on the lookout for updates in the coming weeks as we look forward to getting this project underway.

Thank you,
Ryan Marten
West Valley Construction Company                             

Pavilion parking lot demolition & construction

The Pavilion parking lot is scheduled for demolition and re-construction beginning tomorrow March 7th at 8:00 am, lasting approximately 10-days.

Parking will be extremely limited, if not completely unavailable, Mon-Fri from 7:00am-4:00pm, until the project is complete.

We apologize for any inconvenience.

Thank you,
RESA Office Staff

Road edge brush clearing

We are scheduling road edge brush chipping to clear storm debris. Here are the details:


Monday March 13th – Tuesday March 14th

  • Stack debris within 10 feet of the road edge.
  • No debris larger than 16″ diameter.
  • Do not block the street thoroughfare.

Have ALL debris available by Monday 8:30 am, as crews will be covering each road once in their drive through our neighborhood.

Madrone Drive road work September 14, 2022

Last week’s scheduled water main installation project on Madrone Drive for our fire station has been rescheduled. 

This project will now take place daily beginning Wednesday, September 14, 2022 from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm. daily (less weekends) and is scheduled to be completed on Friday, September 23.

Originally the contractor requested a detour for traffic, but now they believe they can do one-way traffic lane control in front of the fire station. 

Thank you in advance for your understanding on this traffic issue.                      

Jeffrey L. Bates

Operations Manager

Redwood Estates Services Association

Water quality alert

RESA received the following information from SJWC explaining the upcoming water taste and smell that we may encounter in the next few days. 

“Last night San Jose Water’s Montevina Water Treatment Plant suffered a leak, resulting in flooding that submerged pumps critical to operations. As a result, the plant had to be shut down. The water quality served to your area was not compromised during this event. At this time, we do not know how long Montevina will remain offline. We are assessing the damage and will provide an update once information is available. 

“Today SJW will begin to supply the Mountain District with water. The area will be served by our 7-Mile Well Station, which will result in a transition from chloraminated surface water to free chlorinate groundwater. To prepare for this change, SJW is asking Mountain District system operators to begin lowering tanks in the area.

“Please note that this switch from surface water to groundwater will result in aesthetic changes to the water quality such as taste or smell. Groundwater disinfected with free chlorine has an earthier smell. Chlorine is more readily detectable in taste and smell than chloramine. Groundwater has higher hardness, meaning you may notice white deposits, scale, and spotting on dishware.”