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The Orange County Water District (OCWD) is expanding the Groundwater Replenishment System (GWRS). The $142.7 million project will create an additional 30 million gallons per day of new water supplies to serve north and central Orange County bringing the total production of the GWRS to 103,000 acre feet per year (AFY), enough water for 850,000 people. Construction is estimated to be completed by 2015. 



More detailed information on the GWRS Expansion may be found in this fact sheet.
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The GWRS is featured in USA TODAY
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The GWRS is featured in “Running Out of Water – The Looming Crisis and Solutions to Conserve Our Most Precious Resource”
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