Families and industrial customers in Silicon Valley may not realize what Black & Veatch has done for them and their communities. But they do understand that because of climate change and longer periods of drought, water is an ever more critical resource in California.
Black & Veatch was chosen as the prime consultant for the Silicon Valley Advanced Water Purification Center (SVAWPC). The project is a regional approach and cooperative effort between the Santa Clara Valley Water District and the city of San José. Black & Veatch’s services included preliminary and detailed design, construction and startup.
The SVAWPC takes treated wastewater that otherwise would be discharged into San Francisco Bay; further treats it through microfiltration, reverse osmosis and ultraviolet light; and produces 8 million gallons a day of highly purified water for multiple reuse applications. The facility is a sustainable water resource that saves, and even possibly expands, the area’s precious drinking water supplies.