After primary/secondary wastewater treatment, the effluent reaches a fork in the road. About 10 months out of the year, a portion of this secondary effluent forks to our tertiary facility—the Salinas Valley Reclamation Project. The facility utilizes a three-step chemical and filtration process to further treat secondary effluent:
- Tertiary Filters
- Chlorine Disinfection
The resulting recycled water meets all State standards for the unrestricted, safe use on freshly edible food crops. To ensure safety standards are consistently maintained, laboratory analysis continuously monitors water quality—for more information visit the Recycled Water Quality page.
Take a virtual tour of the Tertiary treatment technologies below.