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Santa Clara County sharing property damage info via Alert SCC

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This is an important message from AlertSCC

The County of Santa Clara continues to gather damage information from our residents for submittal to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).

The County of Santa Clara is accepting self-reported damage estimates of properties that occurred between December 27, 2022 to January 31, 2023 Winter Storms.

Community members may self-report property damage estimates by going to and taking the damage estimate survey or by calling the County’s Winter Storm Emergency Response and Recovery hotline at (408) 808-7778.

The self-reporting period will end on Thursday, February 23, 2023 at 11:59 pm.


El Condado de Santa Clara continúa recopilando información de daños de nuestros residentes para su remisión a la Agencia Federal para el Manejo de Emergencias (FEMA, por sus siglas en inglés).

El Condado de Santa Clara está aceptando estimaciones de daños informados sobre las propiedades, que ocurrieron durante las tormentas invernales del 27 de diciembre de 2022 al 31 de enero de 2023.

Los miembros de la comunidad pueden informar por sí mismos las estimaciones de daños a la propiedad visitando y respondiendo a la encuesta de estimación de daños o llamando a la línea directa de Respuesta y Recuperación de Emergencias por las Tormentas Invernales del Condado al (408) 808-7778.

El período de informe comenzó el jueves 16 de febrero de 2023 y terminará el jueves 23 de febrero de 2023 a las 11:59 pm.

Si sufre una urgencia médica, por favor marque 9-1-1.

Temporary Water Shut Off for Repairs - Tuesday, January 31st 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Water Leak Repairs will be taking place on Tuesday, 1/31 from 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

THE GOOD NEWS: We got the all clear from mandatory conservation as water levels have returned to normal. That was a big task. Thank you for your commitment to keeping us all safe. Your cooperation is appreciated!

BUT...There appears to be a water leak on lower Comanche near Modoc. Cypress Water Systems will be repairing that leak Tuesday, 1/31. Plan on water being shut off from 9:00 a.m. until possibly 5:00 p.m. CWS will try to isolate the water outage to the work area, but please be prepared in case water must be turned off for the whole park for periods of time.

Also, lower Comanche by Modoc will be closed to through traffic. Plan to use the other side of Comanche to get around.

Thank you again for your patience.

Update: Boil Water Order (BWO) Cleared 1/20/23

As of Friday, January 20, 2023, Cypress Water Services has lifted the Boil Water Order after receiving lab results back from the State.

As always, please continue to conserve water. Thank you to all the neighbors who have been helpful in getting through this!

UPDATE: Emergency Water Situation 11/18/23 2:20 p.m.

The news is ALL GOOD. Water tank levels are rising which means we are slowly increasing our tank storage. There may be some cloudiness for the next 24 hours but that should have reduced significantly by now. The first round of bacterial tests have come back negative (which means there was NO bacteria found in the sample). We are waiting for the results of the second round of tests. These are tests that are required by the State.

We are still in a MANDATORY CONSERVATION situation, so please be SUPER aware of how much water you are using. We all have laundry piling up, but please just do one round per day. Our efforts make a difference, and the water operators can tell that we, as a community, are really trying and succeeding. We hope to begin making and using our own water in the near future.

The water treatment plant has taken a beating recently and if any residents have time and a desire to help with clearing out rocks, etc. please join the Monthly Board Meeting tomorrow, Thursday, 1/19/23 at 7:00 p.m. where you can offer to donate some time. Go to the website for a link to the Board Meeting virtually or stop by the Clubhouse. Starts at 7:00 p.m.

Update: Emergency Water Situation 1/17/23 11:15 a.m.

Update: Emergency Water Situation 1/17/23 11:15 am

GOOD NEWS!! It appears the repairs to the broken infrastructure have worked and the water plant has been able to store water.

What does that mean for us? It’s great news, but MUST be met with caution for the next 48 hours.

Water is available to all homes, but it may take some time. Here are some steps to follow:

  • Best to turn on an outdoor source of water, so most of the air and brown/red color water passes through the pipes first.
  • There may be some iron deposits and sediment which occur in all water systems. That is the color you see. It should all be flushed out in a day or two.
  • Then open the bathtub next, to continue flushing air and the brownish water.
  • Use bottled water for the next 48 hours for drinking and cooking.
  • Check all of your faucets to make sure they are bringing in water.
  • Follow the boil water notices posted on the Chemeketa Park website @

MOST IMPORTANT!!!! PLEASE CONSERVE WATER for the next 48 hours!! The distribution system is trying to fill up the tanks. It just takes time. No laundry yet. Please be patient.

Side note: The water we are getting is and has been, for the past two weeks, from San Jose Water through the Montevina Pipeline. There have been comments that we should get our water supply from San Jose Water. WE DO! We have used them as a backup source since about 2014-15. The problem we endured this week was due to a redwood branch damaging the pipe from the MV Pipeline to the redwood tank, and that is why we lost water.

There are repairs that will need to be made to the water plant and we will begin that work as soon as the rains stop. Stay tuned…