Penitencia Water Treatment Plant

The Penitencia Water Treatment Plant (PWTP) is owned by Santa Clara Valley Water District. The existing PWTP was built in 1974 and has recently undergone extensive reconstruction. The site is underlain by a deep landslide. Plans are to construct a 3,535 SF, single-story maintenance building that will be made of lightly loaded concrete block or masonry unit. We developed foundation design criteria for the maintenance building and evaluated the potential for geologic hazards such as landslides.