Santa Teresa Water Treatment Plant - San Jose, California
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member DougK
N 37° 13.042 W 121° 50.129
10S E 603320 N 4119621
Quick Description: The Santa Teresa Water Treatment Plant is one of three water treatment plants in the Santa Clara Valley Water District’s system. It produces safe drinking water to most of South San Jose - Almaden Valley, Blossom Valley and Santa Teresa.
Location: California, United States
Date Posted: 7/18/2018 10:02:06 AM
Waymark Code: WMYRNV
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote
Views: 2

Long Description:
From the Santa Clara Valley Water District website:
The Santa Teresa Water Treatment Plant opened in 1989, integrating the use of ozone into its water treatment process to improve the district’s drinking water quality. Ozone is an excellent addition to the drinking water treatment process because it is a very strong disinfectant yet creates less disinfection byproducts than chlorine. Disinfection byproducts at high levels can be a health concern. Upgrades to the plant were completed in the spring of 2006.
I happened to get an aerial photo of the treatment plant during an approach to San Jose Airport.
What is the capacity of the facility?: 100 million gallons of water per day

Describe the biological treatment technology used.:
Ozone is used as the primary disinfectant


How are biosolids (sludge) managed?: inactive and active biosolids treatment lagoons

What technology is used for disinfection prior to dicharge of treated water?: Chlorination

Who is the owner/operator fo the facility?: Santa Clara Valley Water District

How is the facility governed?: Santa Clara Valley Water District

What is the website of the WWTP?: [Web Link]

Visit Instructions:
Please post at least 2 original photographs of the site. We would much rather see photos of the plant itself as opposed to the front office, but we also understand that security and site layout may limit your opportunities.
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