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ISO Certified Quality and Environmental Management System

The certification of the Santa Clara Valley Water District’s operations to the internationally-recognized International Organization for Standardization, or ISO, demonstrates our commitment to continual improvement, customer satisfaction, delivery of quality programs and services to the community, and operating in an environmentally responsible manner.

ISO is the world’s largest developer of voluntary international standards, which are state of the art specifications for products, services, and good practices, helping make industry more efficient and effective.

The water district has an extensive history of ISO commitment and experience, having first been registered to ISO 9001 in 2002 for quality management systems and to ISO 14001 in 2004 for environmental management systems.

Our integrated quality and environmental management system is currently certified to ISO 9001:2008 standards for quality products and services and to ISO 14001:2004 standards for environmental protection through pollution prevention.

ISO certification validates that our processes continue to be effectively implemented by our employees to improve efficiency, reduce waste, and produce consistent results for our customers.

We believe that maintaining ISO certification is important because it reinforces our focus on quality, customer satisfaction, and continual improvement; a reflection of Silicon Valley’s culture of innovation and excellent customer experience.

For more information regarding the water district’s ISO program, contact To learn more about ISO standards, visit