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Water Sourcerers January 18, 2018

Excerpt: The Silicon Valley Advanced Water Purification Center, in San Jose, treats and recycles 8 million gallons of water per day, directing it toward uses other than drinking water—mostly urban landscaping. Hossein Ashktorab, the plant’s recycled water manager, says the facility has considered investing in desalination but, for cost and logistical reasons, opted against it. ‘We’ve compared desalination to water reuse, and water reuse is much better—it’s more cost effective and more environmentally friendly,’ he says. ‘So, in the next 20 to 40 years, we’re concentrating our focus on wastewater and purifying for reuse.’

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