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Wastewater Long Range Facilities Planning

Palo Alto’s Regional Water Quality Control Plant (Plant) has been in operation since 1934 and now serves six communities including Palo Alto, East Palo Alto, Mountain View, Stanford, Los Altos and Los Altos Hills. Aging equipment, new regulatory requirements, and the movement to full sustainability will require rehabilitation, replacement and new processes.  The Long Range Facilities Plan (LRFP) will map out these changes and focus on biosolids treatment and disposal, waste-to-energy technologies, energy use, major pipeline repairs, recycled water treatment, carbon footprint impacts, and the best alternatives for rehabilitation, replacement or improvement.

Status of Facilities Planning:
Palo Alto City Council accepted the LRFP on July 2, 2012.  After minor revisions the final report was issued in October 2012. 

For access to the entire Long Range Facility Plan FINAL report click HERE.

Links for Topics Below:

Final Draft Report of the Long Range Facilities Plan

Interim Draft Report of the Long Range Facilities Plan

Planning Process

Goal Setting


PA Wastewater Plant Information Plant Brochure 

Palo Alto Plans and Policies

Annual Reports


Maps and Aerial Photos

Background Documents 

PA Wastewater Plant Water Quality & Quantity Data

Wastewater Biosolids Incinerator