Well documented national and international advances in water purification technology have shown we can safely reuse treated wastewater for non-potable and potable purposes. In 2015, California’s Water Action Plan set targets to reuse one million acre-feet of wastewater by 2020 for beneficial uses in order to reduce our demand on imported water and the irreversible impacts on our environment.
In partnership with Redwood City, we are helping to reduce our demands on imported water by providing over 1 million gallons per day of recycled water for non-potable uses, including irrigation and industrial uses. Through this important program and others across the State, we provide drought proof and sustainable water supplies to protect our rivers and streams to continue to flow and provide habitat for California’s endangered species.
At Silicon Valley Clean Water, we are working with local water agencies and regional stakeholders, like ReNUWIt and Stanford Water in the West to develop innovative partnerships towards integrated water management that will help our limited water supplies remain resilient and sustainable for future generations. In 2018, we were part of the Bay Area Regional Partnerships for Sustainable Water: Part 1 Potable Reuse Workshop that represented over 87 different Bay Area organizations that came together to discuss integrated water management held at Stanford University, Bay Area Regional Partnerships for Sustainable Water: Part 1 Potable Reuse – March 9, 2018, Stanford University.