California water officals plan to begin regulating direct potable wastewater recycling, becoming the first state to embrace it as a new drinking water supply.
Excerpt: “Fiedler: We think there’s great promise in our county for indirect potable reuse. We rely on groundwater for a good percentage of our water needs. We have a number of recharge spots where we not only percolate local runoff water but import water into our groundwater basin. We feel that purified water can supplement that.”
Excerpt: “The SCVWD partnered with Somos Mayfair, a nonprofit, community-based organization that serves the Latino community in East San José, to provide tours of the Silicon Valley Advanced Water Purification Center in Spanish and English. The Latino Community Tour Day was July 25, 2016.”
Excerpt: “The technology is in place in some of the IPR plants, like the Silicon Valley Advanced Water Purification Center – reverse osmosis, ultraviolet, advanced oxidation – those are the advanced treatments that have the capability of removing chemicals and pathogens. We are learning a lot from those facilities that are already in place.”
Excerpt: “The Silicon Valley Advanced Water Purification Center marks an important step toward advancing ‘one water’ solutions in a region renowned for innovation. Diversifying local water resources, integrating systems to maximize water quantity and quality, delivering projects that provide multiple benefits, and doing it all through partnerships are key elements of the one water approach. They also are hallmarks of the Santa Clara Valley Water District’s holistic, forward-looking approach to water resource management and stewardship.”