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# of Projects: 1
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Background informationProject Created: February 14, 2011

Project Name: Fountain Valley Groundwater Replenishment System
Year in Operation: 2008
Sector: Water & Waste
Subsector: Wastewater
Status: In Operation
Type: New Facility
Description: The Groundwater Replenishment System (GWRS) takes highly treated wastewater that would have previously been discharged into the Pacific Ocean and purifies it using a three-step advanced treatment process consisting of microfiltration, reverse osmosis and ultraviolet light with hydrogen peroxide. The process produces high-quality water that exceeds all state and federal drinking water standards. Operational since January 2008, this state-of-the-art water purification project can produce up to 70 million gallons (265,000 cubic meters) of high-quality water every day. This is enough water to meet the needs of nearly 600,000 residents in north and central Orange County, California.
Delivery Method as described in the country where it's located: Design Bid Build
Is the project still active: Yes
Comments: Traditional Design-Bid-Build was the project delivery method. However, the project also employed two equipment pre-selection contracts for both the Microfiltration and Ultraviolet light equipment.

Project Locations

Address: 18700 Ward Street
City: Fountain Valley
State: California
Country: United States of America

Souces of Project Support (Non-monetary)

Checkbox Checked Land: Right of way for pipeline alignments was received through numerous public agencies including the Army Corps of Engineers, County of Orange, Orange County Flood Control District, Orange County Department of Public Works, Orange County Department of Parks and Recreation, City of Huntington Beach, and Southern California Edison.
Checkbox Checked Environmental Clearance: Numerous permits were required including, but not limited to: Army Corps of Engineers 404 permits, and a California Regional Water Quality Control Board plant operating permit

Souces of Project Support (Monetary)

Checkbox Checked

From Public (Government) Sources to Producers: Public Sponsors for the project were the Orange County Water District and the Orange County Sanitation District

Project Delivery & Finance Method

Project Delivery:
All Public Finance. Public Sponsor contracts for initial design, and separately contracts for initial construction. Public Owner operates and maintains the resulting facility.
Construction Manager At Risk Variants: Public Sponsor contracts with Construction Contractor after Design is Complete.

Procurement Approach

Project Component
Based Selection
Request for
Request for
for Bids

Term for Key Components & Forms of Contract

Project Component
Initial Design and Construction

Project Value (If and As Known)

Date of Estimated Project Value: February 14, 2011
Project Value
Hard Cost
Hard & Soft Costs
$200-500 Million US


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