SILICON VALLEY ADVANCED WATER PURIFICATION CENTER

SANTA CLARA VALLY WATER AGENCY

ABOUT THE SILICON VALLEY ADVANCED WATER PROCESSING CENTER

The Silicon Valley Advanced Water Purification Center is a collaboration between Valley Water and the Cities of San Jose and Santa Clara to create a safe, reliable, drought-resilient addition to their water system. The Center produces as much as 8 million gallons per day of advanced purified water that meets state and federal standards.

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Microfiltration/Reverse Osmosis at the Advanced Water Purification Center
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Ultraviolet Light Disinfection at the Silicon Valley Advanced Water Purification Center
ADVANCED PURIFICATION PROCESS

The purification center receives secondary-treated wastewater from the San Jose-Santa Clara Regional Wastewater Facility. The incoming wastewater has undergone two treatment cycles at the wastewater facility that remove 99% of solid impurities in the water. At the Silicon Valley Advanced Water Purification Center, the water undergoes three additional advanced treatment processes to purify the water to quality drinking water. The water is blended with recycled water to enhance its quality and expand its usage. 

STRUCTURAL SCOPE OF WORK

Beyaz & Patel, as the structural subconsultant to Black & Veatch, provided structural engineering design services for the following buildings and structures at the Silicon Valley Advanced Water Treatment Plant: a pre-fabricated microfiltration and reverse osmosis (MFRO) and ultraviolet (UV) disinfection buildings; administration and laboratory building; inter-process storage tank; reverse osmosis transfer pump station and cartridge filters; decarbonization towers and product water transfer pump station; product water storage tank; sodium hypochlorite and aqua ammonia storage and feed facilities; MF CIP and sodium hydroxide storage and feed facilities; waste equalization wet well; and pump station.

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Aerial photo of the Silicon Valley Advanced Water Purification Center