Watsonville Water Resource Center


  • Location: Watsonville, CA
  • Building type(s): Other,Laboratory, Interpretive Center
  • New construction
  • 19,800 ft2 (1,840 m2)
  • Project scope: a single building
  • Rural setting
  • Completed November 2009

The new Watsonville Area Water Operations Center supports the larger Water Recycling Project, a joint effort of the City of Watsonville and the Pajaro Valley Water Management Agency to provide recycled water to farmers throughout the coastal areas of South Santa Cruz and North Monterey counties. By treating wastewater and making it available to the $400 million local agricultural industry, the Water Recycling Project protects groundwater that is being consumed more quickly than it is replenished, resulting in saltwater intrusion into coastal wells. In addition, the plant significantly reduces wastewater discharges into the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary.


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