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Orange County Water District honored by EPA

The agency, located in Fountain Valley, received the Water Efficiency Award for its wastewater purification program.

By Kristen SchottPublished: December 22, 2008 02:06 PM

The Orange County Water District, was recognized by the United States Environmental Protection Agency with a Water Efficiency Award. The award honors agencies and institutions that reduce, reuse and recycle water through innovative systems.

More than 2.3 million O.C. residents receive water from the district. It supplies more than 20 cities and water agencies in northern and central Orange County.

The organization's Groundwater Replenishment System uses a triple-purification process of microfiltration, reverse osmosis, and ultraviolet and hydrogen peroxide treatment produces the water, which, because of the intense treatment, has been known to exceed state and federal drinking water standards.

"OCWD is honored to receive the Water Efficiency Award from the U.S.EPA," says Stephen R. Sheldon, president of Orange County Water District. "We take great pride in the fact that OCWD is recognized worldwide for its leadership and innovation in groundwater management."

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