Since 2008, Orange County California has operated an impressive system to replenish disappearing groundwater resources, the Groundwater Replenishment System (GWRS).
Instead of discharging treated wastewater into the Pacific Ocean, the system replenishes groundwater basins with purified water that exceeds federal and state drinking water standards. Video Tour and group drinking the recycled wastewater at GWRS.
Australian cities including Perth, have experienced similar disappearing groundwater resources. Perth is the capital and largest city in the state of Western Australia. With an estimated 1.9 million people and declining rainfall since 1974, aquifer replenishment is a top priority.
After a three-year trial of the Orange County model, Perth is adopting the world-class water recycling technology.
Read more about Perth’s wastewater recycling project here.
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