The Rinconada Water Treatment Plant is the second-largest of the Santa Clara Valley Water District’s plants. The plant was originally completed in 1967 by the Santa Clara County Flood Control and Water Conservation District, the precursor to today’s water district. It can treat and deliver up to 80 million gallons of water each day for retailers who supply residential and commercial users in the West Valley, including the cities of Santa Clara, Campbell, Sunnyvale, Cupertino, Mountain View, Monte Sereno, Saratoga and Los Altos, and the towns of Los Gatos and Los Altos Hills.
In 2015, the water district began a large scale modernization of the facility, work that is overhauling the water treatment process in order to secure the plant’s reliability as a drinking water provider. This endeavor is replacing or upgrading all major plant components and will increase Rinconada’s treatment capacity to 100 million gallons of water a day. The work will also help the water district meet increasingly stringent standards for water quality, seismic stability and safety. The work is scheduled for completion in 2019.
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