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Wastewater Facts and Figures

Here are some things you may not have known about wastewater:

  • The Plant serves a population of 148,000 people in Sunnyvale, Rancho Rinconada and Moffett Field.
  • The Plant occupies 16.6 acres at 1444 Borregas Ave. and maintains an additional 440 acres of oxidation ponds.
  • The Plant has been in continuous, 24/7 operation since 1956.
  • It is one of the oldest treatment plants on the west coast.
  • The Plant is governed by major regulatory agencies including:
    • The California Regional Quality Control Board (CRQCB)
    • The National Pollution Discharge Elimination System (NPDES)
  • The Plant treated average flows (dry weather) of 11.9 million gallons per day (MGD) in 2016.
  • The City hopes to increase recycled water production from 1.3 million MGD in 2015 to 3.6 million MGD by 2035.
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