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SJWTX Donates Books to Comal ISD Fourth Graders as Part of ‘Value of Water’ Campaign

Fourth-graders in Comal ISD will each receive a copy of this book on Thursday.

SJWTX, also known as Canyon Lake Water Service Company, will donate copies of a book, “One Well: The Story of Water on Earth,” to every fourth grader in its immediate service area in Comal ISD on Thursday.

The book by author Rochelle Strauss highlights the value of water and teaches students how to preserve it.

“This annual event is an opportunity to share what SJWTXis doing to ensure safe, high-quality drinking water service, but it is also typically a chance to get out into the community to provide earning opportunities to customers,” said Larry Jackson, director of Communication and Customer Service.

“Due to COVID-19, we are limited in how we can do this, but working with Comal ISD is an obvious way for us to share our passion with future water leaders and show how water connects us all,” he said.

The donation is part of a national campaign called Value of Water, sponsored by water utilities nationwide.

SJWTX said in a statement it wants to raise awareness about the importance of water, which is “often overlooked and taken for granted in many parts of our country.”

The company, which services Canyon Lake, said it is making improvements locally to meet its customers’ needs, improve reliability, and work towards its organizational mission of providing world-class service.

“In 2021 alone, SJWTX has invested over $20 million in infrastructure that improves reliability and redundancy throughout our system,” said Heath Woods, senior manager of Engineering. “Over the next five years, we have plans to spend close to $100 million in infrastructure to keep up with our service area’s tremendous growth.”

SJWTX purchased Canyon Lake Water Service Company in 2006. It provides water and wastewater utility services to Bandera, Blanco, Comal, Hays, Kendall, Medina, and Travis counties, providing 23,000 connections and serving 68,600 customers across its 270-square-mile service area.

The company is a subsidiary of SJW Group, which is publicly traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol SJW.

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