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Background informationProject Created: June 5, 2009

Project Name: Groundwater Replenishment System
Year in Operation: 2008
Sector: Water & Waste
Subsector: Water, Wastewater
Status: In Operation
Type: New Facility
Description: Further treatment of (previously) highly treated sewer water using state of the art microfiltration, reverse osmosis, and ultraviolet light and hydrogen peroxide, to permit approximately 140,000 acre-feet of water per year to be recharged back into Orange County's deep aquifers for future water supply.
Delivery Method as described in the country where it's located: Design Bid Build
Is the project still active: Yes
Comments: Jointly funded by water and sewer districts of Orange County, CA, this unique project converts wastewater into near distilled water for recharge back into the county's deep aquifer supplies. Avoids expansion of seawater wastewater outfalls, and provides new sources at fraction of current cost of water acquisition.

Project Locations

City: Fountain Valley
State: California
Country: United States of America

Souces of Project Support (Non-monetary)

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Souces of Project Support (Monetary)

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Direct Cash Support: $486.9 million in total initial expenses.

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From Public Sponsor of Project - Direct Expenditure of Appropriated Public Funds: Orange County Water Dept. Contribution $200 million Orange County Sewer Dept. Contribution $200 million The two sponsoring district will also be responsible for ongoing O&M, which is estimated to be $26.7 million per year.

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From Other Public Entities - Direct Grant of Appropriated Public Funds: $500k Grant from US EPA $5 Million Grant from State WR Control Board $20 Million grant from US Bur Reclamation $37 Million grant from Santa Ana Watershed Project Author. The Metropolitan Water District of Southern California is providing a 23 year O&M subsidy of $3.8 million per year.

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

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Term for Key Components & Forms of Contract

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Initial Design and Construction

Project Value (If and As Known)

Date of Estimated Project Value: January 1, 2008
Project Value
Hard Cost
Hard & Soft Costs
$25-100 Million US
$250 Million - 1 Billion US
$200-500 Million US


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