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Field Trips

Silicon Valley Advanced Purification Center

Here at the Santa Clara Valley Water District, we offer field trips to Purification Centers, Water Treatment Plants, and Water Quality Labs. There is a limited number of field trips offered yearly for both the Water Treatment Plants (5th grade) and Water Quality Labs (Middle school) through our Education Outreach team. For any additional information or questions, please contact us at [email protected].  


Silicon Valley Advanced Water Purification Center Tours



The Silicon Valley Advanced Water Purification Center offers free tours to the public to learn about the advanced treatment processes and the role of recycled and purified water as a future sustainable water supply.

The award-winning facility uses advanced technologies to purify secondary treated waste water and provides clean high-quality water through processes like microfiltration, reverse osmosis and ultraviolet light. The result is 8 million gallons a day of highly purified water that is expected to match California drinking water quality standards. 

We are working hard to raise awareness about purified water and encourage residents to tour the Silicon Valley Advanced Water Purification Center to see first-hand how purified water is produced. As a result of these efforts, the facility and program is receiving broad support.

To join the hundreds of Expansion of Purified Water supporters, you can digitally sign a supporter card here

The Silicon Valley Advanced Water Purification Center recently celebrated five years of operation in 2019. Read more about the center's five year anniversary!

You can sign up for a free tour of the Silicon Valley Advanced Water Purification Center, the largest plant of its kind in Northern California, and a showcase of how water reuse will grow as a drought-resistant, environmentally friendly water supply in the coming years.

To learn more about the advanced water purification process or sign up for a tour, please visit PureWater4U.org