Orange County Water District

OC GROUNDWATER BASIN (through end of September 2020)
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

77% full *270,876 ac-ft

Compared to same time last year: +13.5%

Illustrion of groundwater storage level

Groundwater recharge

51,871 ac-ft Water year to date

Compared to same time last year: -14.2%

Illustration of groundwater recharge
* Percentage of OCWD sustainable target

Groundwater pumping

80,995 ac-ft Water year to date

Compared to same time last year: -5.6%

Illustration of groundwater pumping
 
GWRS

Groundwater Replenishment System – new water you can count on

, 330,602,312,800 gallons produced

History

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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AB 2560 Signed Into Law, Establishing Transparency in Water Standards

California Governor Gavin Newsom signed AB 2560 into law, a bill that establishes a transparent process for setting health-based advisory levels for drinking water contaminants before enforceable standards are established. Authored by Assembly Member Bill Quirk (D-Hayward), the District was a bill co-sponsor.