News and Publications

Wastewater: A New Frontier for Water Recycling 
September 20, 2016 
California water officals plan to begin regulating direct potable wastewater recycling, becoming the first state to embrace it as a new drinking water supply. 

Recycled Water Safe for Drinking, Lab Results Show
July 14, 2015
Recycled water—the so-called “toilet to tap” variety—processed by the Santa Clara Valley Water District could soon make its way to the region’s drinking supply.

City of San José Budget Message encourages acceleration of indirect potable reuse
March 16, 2015
On Page 20 of Mayor Sam Liccardo's March Budget Message to the San José City Council, city staff is directed to work with local agencies, including the Santa Clara Valley Water District, to look at options to accelerate indirect potable reuse in San Jose.

WRF Direct Potable Reuse Research Projects 
Jan. 27, 2015
Water Research Foundation at the Silicon Valley Advanced Water Purification Center talking with Jim Fiedler and Andrew Salveson about upcoming WRF Direct Potable Reuse research projects

Water district moves forward to expand recycled water with city of Sunnyvale,
Cal Water and Apple Inc. 

Oct. 2, 2014

Advanced recycled water plant opens 
July 18, 2014

San Jose Inside: The Drought-Proof Water Supply

March 13, 2014

NBC Bay Area: New Water Treatment Plant Coming to Silicon Valley
March 12, 2014

KQED NEWSROOM: Silicon Valley Thirsty for Recycled Water
March 7, 2014

Secretary Laird visits the Silicon Valley Advanced Water Purification Center
Dec. 9, 2013


Water Recycling Comes Of Age In Silicon Valley
Audio Report on Jul 19, 2013 by Amy Standen, Reporter for

ABC-7 News report: "Santa Clara County building high-tech water treatment facility"
Nov. 29, 2012

KGO-TV San Francisco CA