Talk about Levi’s® Stadium going green. So Following final testing by the City of Santa Clara Water and Sewer Utilities, Levi’s® Stadium has been connected to the city’s recycled water system, making it the first stadium in California to utilize the drought-proof water source. The milestone brings Levi’s® Stadium one step closer to a Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design (LEED) Gold certification.
In addition, Recycled water accounts for about 85 percent of all water used. I mean all throughout Levi’s® Stadium. It’s setting a new standard. Especially for stadiums that aspire to be environmentally sensitive. I mean what a way to conserve natural resources!
Moreover, recycled water will be also used at Levi’s® Stadium for playing field irrigation. That’s also a 27,000 square foot green roof. Moreover flushing toilets and cooling tower make-up water.
Inside, the stadium is dual plumbed with recycled water used for toilet flushing. Other stadiums in the U.S. are plumbed for recycled water use. However none are using it to the extent. As well as the myriad of ways as Levi’s® Stadium.
“Utilizing recycled water in so many different spaces and in such a variety of ways was a challenging proposition,” said Chris de Groot, the City’s Director of Water and Sewer Utilities. “We had to develop a new way to test both potable and recycled systems for a building of this size. As well as get approval from the California Department of Public Health. It’s all through innovation and cooperative partnerships. That’s what made us able to achieve this new standard.”
In addition, the recycled water system is a key element Levi’s® Stadium’s quest for the greenest stadium in the country.