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With new deal, Palo Alto banks on recycled water for drought protection

Original post made on Nov 19, 2019

Seeking to fortify the city against future droughts, Palo Alto approved on Monday a 76-year deal with Santa Clara Valley Water District and Mountain View to greatly boost the treatment and usage of local wastewater.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Monday, November 18, 2019, 8:47 PM

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Posted by Tom DuBois
a resident of Midtown
on Nov 19, 2019 at 8:36 am

This is a big deal for Palo Alto that sends up to $80 million dollars to our joint waste water treatment plant to produce high quality recycled water and sell additional sewage to Valley Water. Rather than irrigate our lawns and industrial customers using Hetch Hetchy water, we will have an alternative.

It’s a complex deal to consider the possibilities that can happen over the years but at a minimum Palo Alto gets its own high quality recycled water for us and our partners.

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