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Purified Water Program - Public-Private Partnerships (P3)


Purified Water Program - Public-Private Partnerships (P3)

Information October 2017 to present

The Purified Water Program is part of Valley Water's strategy to respond to the current drought and is consistent with the Board of Directors' direction to expand the county’s water supply. As currently conceived, the program could provide up to 45,000 acre-feet per year (AFY) of purified water for indirect and/or direct potable reuse to supplement groundwater recharge from other existing sources, such as imported and locally-stored water supply. 

In the future, purified water may also be used for direct potable reuse and would be blended with imported water prior to conveyance to the district’s conventional water treatment plants for distribution through the potable water supply system.

The program’s potential components include the following:

1.  Silicon Valley Advanced Water Purification Center (SVAWPC) Expansion;
2.  Ford Recharge Ponds Indirect Potable Reuse Facility;
3.  Mid-Basin Injection Wells;
4.  Los Gatos Recharge Ponds;
5.  Sunnyvale Indirect Potable Reuse;
6.  Purified water production at the Palo Alto Regional Water Quality Control Plant (RWQCP); and
7.  Central Pipeline or Vasona Pump Station Direct Potable Reuse as future alternatives.

The first phase of program implementation will be an up to 24,000 acre-feet per year (AFY) expansion of the SVAWPC with a conveyance pipeline and indirect potable reuse via the Los Gatos Recharge Ponds.

Map of Possible Program Components

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Public-Private Partnerships (P3) Procurement Process

Procurement Process

To sign up for Program updates, please fill out the Outreach List Request Form below.

Request for Qualifications (RFQ) - updated 04-24-2018

RFQ Reference Documents

Next Steps

  • Initiate RFP Development - December 2017
    • Assume up to 24,000 AFY purified water production at Zanker Road
    • Assume conveyance to Los Gatos Recharge Ponds
    • Board direction on re-issuance of RFQ
  • Initiate CEQA/NEPA work at risk - February 2018
  • Execute Accelerated MOU with City of San Jose - June 2018 

Purified Water Program Updates

Board Actions

  • Board Agenda Memo October 10, 2017: Expedited Purified Water Program - San Diego County Water Authority's Experiences with Project Delivery Methods; Additional Information on Design/Build and Public-Private Partnership for Program Delivery; Program Status Update

Recycled Water Committee

The role of the Recycled Water Committee to meet to develop a long term proposal for recycled water opportunities within district boundaries, and to establish a collaborative process for facilitating policy discussion and sharing of technical information on recycled water issues. Please visit the Recycled Water Committee webpage for more details.

Program Background and History

Visit our Program Background and History webpage for further details on past activities.


District Plan Room ([email protected])
(408) 630-3088

Ken Wong ([email protected]),
Construction Procurement and Contracts Manager
(408) 630-2076