Google’s Data Center Water Treatment Plant

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Earlier today we noted the industry’s efforts to reduce the use of water by large cloud computing data centers. Google says two of its newer data centers are now “water self-sufficient, including the company’s new data center in Belgium, which is located next to an industrial canal. Google has built a 20,000 square foot water treatment plant to prepare the canal water for use in its nearby data center. Here’s a video with more information about the water treatment plant, which was first presented at the Google Efficient Data Centers Summit last week in Mountain View. This video runs about 3 minutes.

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Rich Miller is the founder and editor at large of Data Center Knowledge, and has been reporting on the data center sector since 2000. He has tracked the growing impact of high-density computing on the power and cooling of data centers, and the resulting push for improved energy efficiency in these facilities.

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  1. All this for cooling water? This water is cleaner than what most of humanity drinks.