Orange County Water District

OC GROUNDWATER BASIN (through end of August 2021)
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

65% *227,557 ac-ft

Compared to same time last year: -19.3%

Illustrion of groundwater storage level

Groundwater recharge

24,255 ac-ft Water year to date

Compared to same time last year: -33.5%

Illustration of groundwater recharge
* Percentage of OCWD sustainable target

Groundwater pumping

48,697 ac-ft Water year to date

Compared to same time last year: -10.8%

Illustration of groundwater pumping
 
GWRS

Groundwater Replenishment System – new water you can count on

, 356,903,393,000 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's PFAS Pilot Project Receives Prestigious Award from California Municipal Utilities Association

The Orange County Water District has been named a CMUA 2021 Resource Efficiency & Community Service Award winner, receiving first place in the small-size utility water program category for launching the nation’s largest PFAS pilot testing program.