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In October 2010, the Santa Clara Valley Water District and the San José-Santa Clara Regional Wastewater Facility broke ground on a new water treatment facility that will produce up to 10 million gallons of highly purified water per day. The Silicon Valley Advanced Water Purification Center, located adjacent to the San José-Santa Clara Regional Wastewater Facility, is designed to enhance the quality of the recycled water distributed by South Bay Water Recycling (SBWR). 

Water that has undergone two levels of treatment at the San José-Santa Clara Regional Wastewater Facility will undergo three additional advanced treatment stages: microfiltration, reverse osmosis, and ultra-violet disinfection, which will produce water that is at least as high quality as most potable water sources. This pure water will then be blended with recycled water, reducing the salinity of the recycled water delivered through the SBWR system to help industrial users reduce operating costs and allow its use on a wider variety of landscapes. The facility is scheduled to become fully operational in spring 2013. Learn more about the Silicon Valley Advanced Water Purification Center.

San Jose Water Company Extensions
San Jose Water Company’s Recycled Water Master Plan, adopted in 2009 and last updated in 2011, identifies areas of demand for recycled water and lays out recycled water pipeline extensions to meet this demand. The Plan identified 19 recycled water pipeline projects spanning a total of 80 miles. San Jose Water Company (SJWC) began construction of the Phase 1 recycled water projects in 2010, and has initiated design of the Phase 2 projects. View information about other SJWC projects.