Ever wonder what happens to the water that goes down your drains? All the wastewater eventually ends up in the bay, but it has to go through numerous treatments to prevent pollution and to allow the water to be used as recycled water. After sedimentation, wastewater goes through biological treatment, filtration, and disinfection before water is released to the bay or channeled through recycled water pipes. Solids are also treated in the wastewater, and some become biosolids for agriculture and landfill use. You’ll see all the stages in this tour.
Tour the Silicon Valley Clean Water wastewater treatment plant undergoing an $700 million Capital Improvement Program to update the aging infrastructure. The plant is a regional facility that serves Belmont, Redwood City, San Carlos and West Bay Sanitary District.
Silicon Valley Clean Water—Guided Tour Procedures
Tours are free and available to all members of the general public on the second Wednesday of the month at 10:00 a.m. Tours are limited to 15 guests. You must sign up in advance. You do not have to bring a printout of your ticket. Tours may be cancelled at any time—you will be notified by email about cancellations.
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