This fall, Santa Clara county residents will get a new source of water. This water is local and pristine. In fact, it’s cleaner than almost anything coming out of taps today. But – for now at least – no one will drink it.
Instead, water from the $68 million Silicon Valley Advanced Water Purification Center will flow into segregated, purple pipes to irrigate lawns and cool power plants.
That’s because the water is recycled from wastewater – sewage – from a wastewater treatment plant across the street. Engineers say it’s possible to purify sewage water until it’s cleaner …read more
Source: KQED QUEST