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Serving the Greater Bay Area Since 1956

The Bay Area Water Works Association is a non-profit association comprised of persons in the water works and related industries in the north, east and south San Francisco Bay areas.

March 3, 2016AdavcedWaterFacility

You will not want to miss this opportunity to tour one of the Bay Area's newest and most advanced water treatment facilities! Completed in July 2014, the Silicon Valley Advanced Water Purification Center, the largest of its kind in Northern California, is the focal point of the Santa Clara Valley Water District's recycled water expansion.

The facility receives secondary-treated effluent from the neighboring San Jose-Santa Clara Regional Wastewater Facility, and processes the treated effluent through three additional treatment processes (microfiltration, reverse osmosis and ultraviolet disinfection) to produce up to 8 million gallons of purified water. The purified water is blended with the recycled water supply produced at the regional wastewater facility to enhance its quality and expand its usage via the South Bay Water Recycling System.

Presentation:   California’s Groundwater and the Path to Sustainability  


Senior Engineering Geologist, California Department of Water Resources

Chris Bonds is a Senior Engineering Geologist with the California Department of Water Resources (DWR) in Sacramento, California. He currently manages DWRs Future Water Supply Program which focuses on groundwater monitoring, management, and modeling in the Sacramento Valley. Chris is also actively involved in significant statewide DWR efforts including the Drought Management Operations Center and the Sustainable Groundwater Management Program.  He has 23 years of geology and groundwater experience in consulting and public service and is a licensed Professional Geologist and Certified Hydrogeologist in California. Chris received his Bachelor of Science in Geology from Cal State University, Northridge (1992) and Masters of Science in Geology from Cal State University, Los Angeles (1998).


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