US Water Agency Wins Lee Kuan Yew Water Prize


A Representative from Orange County Water District Receiving the LKY Water Prize from President Tan

This year, the Orange County Water District (OCWD) in California was awarded the Lee Kuan Yew Water Prize for its pioneering work in groundwater management and water reclamation using advanced new technologies.

The LKY prize recognises outstanding contributions made by individuals or organisations that help solve global water problems by either applying innovative technologies or implementing policies and programmes that benefit humanity.

OCWD is the first in the world to successfully demonstrate that potable-grade quality recycled water can be safely produced from treated used water runoffs.

The new system is capable of supplying 70 million gallons of water per day, which is enough to satisfy the water needs of about 600,000 people.