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Solar panels, wind turbines, heat recovery, in conduit hydro, and/or hydroelectric power 
generation systems installed  

Santa Rosa Water’s energy generation and resource recovery efforts help to minimize the use of non-
renewable energy, generate renewable energy, and recover energy. In doing so, Santa Rosa Water is 
optimizing performance, minimizing its carbon footprint, improving climate resiliency, and better 
managing energy costs and requirements.   

High Strength Waste Receiving Station, providing feedstock for co-digestion and combined heat and 
power production, is currently under construction.  

Utility board/city council/board of supervisors have an energy and/or sustainability committee in place  

Member of the Bay Area Biosolids to Energy (BAB2E) program, bayareabiosolids.com. Benefits include: 
converting biosolids and green waste to energy, decreasing greenhouse gases, and helping meet goals 
set by California Global Warming Solutions Act (AB32).   

Performance Measures & Results  

 

 

NUTRIENT & MATERIALS RECOVERY  

Santa Rosa Water does not currently implement a traditional Nutrient Recovery Program, but our 
nutrient management activities are innovative and unique. Santa Rosa Water is considered to be a 
leader in water reuse. Through our urban and agricultural recycled water irrigation program, nutrients in 
our recycled water are beneficially reused as landscape or as agricultural fertilizers. Additionally, 
although our discharges to receiving waters are increasingly rare, our NPDES Permit does not allow any 
additional loading of phosphorus to the watershed because of water quality impairments related to 
nutrients. To comply with this stringent phosphorus limitation, i.e., “no net loading,” Santa Rosa Water  

Beneficial Reuse of Nutrients through Recycled Water Irrigation: