In February 2015, California Water Service (Cal Water), announced its agreement to partner with the city of Sunnyvale, Santa Clara Valley Water District (SCVWD) and Apple Inc. to provide recycled water to Apple Campus 2 in Cupertino. The partnership translates into more than 157,000 gallons per day of recycled water to be provided to Apple Campus 2 once the project is completed.
“Given the seriousness of the current drought, we are particularly pleased to partner on this project that will enable us to provide recycled water to our valued customer, Apple Inc.,” said President and Chief Executive Officer of California Water Service Group, Martin A. Kropelnicki.
The total cost of the project is $17.5 million for planning, design and construction, of which Cal Water will invest $1.5 million to provide water services to the Apple campus. New recycled water supplies are expected to be available in fall 2016.
According to SCVWD’s October 2014 news release, its board authorized the chief executive officer to negotiate and execute five agreements with the city of Sunnyvale, Cal Water and Apple Inc., and the commitment and collaboration of all of the partners made the recycled water project a reality.
“It has been a pleasure working with the Santa Clara Valley Water District, city of Sunnyvale and Apple Inc., all of whom share our commitment to protecting our most precious natural resource and being good environmental stewards,” said Kropelnicki.