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California’s Critical Role in Promoting Clean Water Infrastructure

Clean water infrastructure in California is big. We are home to the Los Angeles Hyperion Water Reclamation Plant, the largest wastewater treatment facility west of the Mississippi, and the Orange County Groundwater Replenishment System, the world’s largest water reuse project. Hundreds of local wastewater agencies collect and treat hundreds of millions of gallons of wastewater every single day to serve a population of almost 40 million people. It is no surprise, then, that the funding needed to develop and maintain these clean water projects is similarly massive.

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