Soscol Water Recycling Facility

The Soscol Water Recycling Facility (SWRF) is a state-of-the-art wastewater treatment plant that utilizes many complex processes to produce treated wastewater and recycled water. Wastewater undergoes primary, secondary, and tertiary treatment and disinfection before being released to the Napa River or distributed for irrigation as recycled water.

Suscol Water Recycling Facility

At a Glance

  • Biosolids produced: 1,200 dry tons annually
  • Dry Weather Treatment Capacity: 15.4 million gallons per day
  • Energy produced: 2,975 megawatt hours annually (36% of energy used by the water recycling facility)
  • Hours of operation: 24 hours a day, 365 days a year
  • Methane gas produced: 150,000 cubic feet daily
  • Recycled Water Produced Annually: 650 million gallons annually

Process

Wastewater that enters the treatment plant (influent) is about 99% water and 1% solids. The wastewater flows through a series of treatment processes that screens out large solids, removes smaller solids that sink or float, and then removes smaller materials that are dissolved in the wastewater. This treatment process involves physical, chemical, and biological treatment techniques.

Discharged Wastewater

From November 1 through April 30 (the wet season), an average of 13.7 million gallons per day of treated wastewater is discharged to the Napa River. From May 1 through October 31 (the dry season), discharge to the Napa River is prohibited by NapaSan’s water quality permit and wastewater is either stored in the treatment ponds or treated and beneficially reused (recycled) for irrigation of landscaping, parks, golf courses, pasture lands and vineyards.

Tours

Take our virtual treatment plant tour to learn more details or schedule an on-site tour of our treatment plant by calling 707-258-6002.