NSU Proud to Participate at No Drop Left Behind

December 8, 2017

NSU was proud to sponsor and present at Sustainable Silicon Valley’s (SSV) 4th Annual Winter Water Event; No Drop Left Behind: Smart & Sustainable Water Strategies on December 5th. The event was attended by over 200 industry leaders and decision makers from cities and counties, tech companies, water agencies, water technology companies, water experts and real estate developers.  Zach Gallagher, P.E., E.V.P., guided an informative interactive session entitled; Identifying Opportunities and Gaps for Onsite Reuse Adoption.

This exciting SSV event was held at Microsoft in Silicon Valley, CA. Microsoft has recently taken a giant leap forward in sustainable water resource management by bringing together companies like Natural Systems Utilities, Sherwood Design Engineers, and WRNS Studio to create the first Tech Campus to achieve Net-Zero Water Use.  NSU and the project partners will enable Microsoft to realize their vision for water stewardship on the 643,000 ft2 Silicon Valley campus by leveraging best available technologies and practices, which include:

  • Onsite wastewater treatment system which will enable 100% of the campus wastewater to be reused.
  • Rainwater harvested from clean roofs and solar panels, and used for toilet flushing and landscape
  • Stormwater will be retained on a living roof and collected from paved areas, treated by rain gardens and run to Stevens Creek to improve vitality.

Construction of the onsite water reuse system will also be completed by NSU in partnership with Rudolph & Sletten along with McGuire & Hester.

For additional details, see Microsoft’s website;


For additional details about Sustainable Silicon Valley; http://www.wp.sustainablesv.org/