Recently, some members of GreenTown Los Altos’ water team got to tour the new Silicon Valley Water Purification Center. The Center, which processes waste water to levels of drinking water uses an array of processes for delivering their high quality water.
While currently the processed water is used for landscaping and air conditioning, plans are afoot to inject the treated water into sources of Silicon Valley’s drinking water.
According to the Center’s website, “The $72 million state-of-the-art facility receives secondary-treated effluent from the neighboring San Jose-Santa Clara Regional Wastewater Facility and purifies it to a very high quality using proven purification processes- microfiltration, reverse osmosis and ultraviolet disinfection.
The result is 8 million gallons a day of highly purified water that is expected to match California drinking water quality standards.
If you want to read GreenTown member, Charley Pow’s perspective, check out his blog post here.