Orange County Water District

OC GROUNDWATER BASIN (through end of August 2022)
OCWD is one of the few groundwater management agencies able to track the groundwater basin’s “water budget” on a monthly basis. This information allows the District to make more informed management decisions about future water supplies and pumping.

Groundwater storage level

63% *222,244 ac-ft

Compared to same time last year: -2.2%

Illustrion of groundwater storage level

Groundwater recharge

27,752 ac-ft Water year to date

Compared to same time last year: +14.3%

Illustration of groundwater recharge
* Percentage of OCWD sustainable target

Groundwater pumping

47,505 ac-ft Water year to date

Compared to same time last year: -3.1%

Illustration of groundwater pumping
 
GWRS

Groundwater Replenishment System – new water you can count on

, 376,900,352,000 gallons produced

Early OCWD directors

Taking Pride in the Past, Preparing for the Future

Since its beginning in 1933, the Orange County Water District has grown far more extensively and rapidly than its founders could possibly have anticipated. Throughout the decades, the District has developed and introduced new technologies to manage water supplies, and is now a world leader in groundwater recharge.

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OCWD Wins Kevin J. Neese Award

The Orange County Water District was named the 2022 winner of the Groundwater Resources Association's  Kevin J. Neese award. The award, given to the District for its robust PFAS treatment program, recognizes a significant accomplishment by a person, persons, or entity that fosters the understanding, development, protection, and management of groundwater.