The Pacifica Recycled Water Project replaces drinking water with recycled water to meet the irrigation needs of Sharp Park Golf Course and other landscaped areas in the City of Pacifica. The North Coast County Water District and the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission have partnered to construct the Pacifica Recycled Water Project. When completed, approximately 38 million gallons of recycled water will be delivered annually.
To date, construction of a new pump station at the Calera Creek Water Recycling Plant, approximately 17,000 feet of distribution pipelines, and a 400,000 gallon above-ground recycled water storage tank have been completed. Retrofits of the irrigation system at the Sharp Park Golf Course, which represents the largest recycled water demand at 30 million gallons per year, are underway. Sharp Park is a retail customer of the SFPUC and is managed by the San Francisco Recreation and Parks Department. Recycled water delivery to the eastside of the golf course is anticipated to begin in the fall of 2014 following installation of a new automated irrigation system this summer.
The use of recycled water for this project will reduce the San Francisco Regional Water System’s dependency of a single source of water, decrease demand on surface water, provide a drought-resistant water source, and decrease wastewater discharges to the Pacific Ocean.