San Francisco plans wastewater reuse plant in city park
San Francisco's Public Utilities (SFPUC) unveiled plans on 7 September 2010 for its proposed Westside Recycled Water Project, part of its Water System Improvement Program.
The project would produce and deliver up to 2 MGD (7,570 m³/d), with peak deliveries of up to 4 MGD (15,140 m³/d) during the summertime, of treated water suitable for all recycled water uses approved by the State of California. The estimated construction cost of the proposed project is US$ 109 million, with construction planned for completion in 2015.
Highly-treated recycled water would be delivered to a variety of customers through a system of pipelines, pump stations, storage tanks and reservoirs. The system would send recycled water from the treatment facility north to Lincoln Park & Golf Course to be used for irrigation; additionally recycled water would be used for various non-potable uses in Golden Gate Park, including those at the California Academy of Sciences.