LAFCO of Santa Clara County is required to prepare this Countywide Water Service Review by the Cortese-Knox-Hertzberg Local Government Reorganization Act of 2000 (Government Code §56000, et seq.), which took effect on January 1, 2001. The water service review examines services provided by public agencies whose boundaries and governance are subject to LAFCO. Those agencies providing water services in Santa Clara County are the focus of this review. In order to provide comprehensive information on service provision, other service providers—private companies and mutual water companies—are included in this Service Review.