Palo Alto’s Regional Water Quality Control Plant has been in operation since 1934. Aging equipment, new regulatory requirements, and the movement to full sustainability will require rehabilitation, replacement and new processes.
The Long Range Facilities Plan 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.
As of October 2012, The Final report was completed. To read the report and the appendices click on the links below: