Orange County water-recycling plant solves water-shortage problem

12/17/2008 | TIME (subscription required)

The Groundwater Replenishment System in Orange County, Calif., may be the largest facility in the world dedicated to water recycling. The plant takes in about 70 million gallons of wastewater a day, cleans it and discharges the treated water into aquifers. Water managers from around the world have visited the $480 million plant, and experts say creating more of these facilities could help address the world's water shortage.

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