Orange County Water District

OC GROUNDWATER BASIN (through end of October 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

74% full *259,586 ac-ft

Compared to same time last year: +10.4%

Illustrion of groundwater storage level

Groundwater recharge

66,921 ac-ft Water year to date

Compared to same time last year: -18.9%

Illustration of groundwater recharge
* Percentage of OCWD sustainable target

Groundwater pumping

107,336 ac-ft Water year to date

Compared to same time last year: -3.5%

Illustration of groundwater pumping
 
GWRS

Groundwater Replenishment System – new water you can count on

, 333,060,652,800 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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OCWD Honored with Three Global Awards for COVID-19 Response

OCWD has been named a gold winner in the prestigious One Planet Awards competition in three categories that relate to COVID-19 information: Communications or PR Campaign, Heightening Awareness and Publicity Campaign, and Marketing Campaign of the Year for its submission “Affirms the Safety and Reliability of the Local Water Supply.”