Orange County Water District

OC GROUNDWATER BASIN (through end of June 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

75% *262,665 ac-ft

Compared to same time last year: -12.4%

Illustrion of groundwater storage level

Groundwater recharge

244,651 ac-ft Water year to date

Compared to same time last year: -21.9%

Illustration of groundwater recharge
* Percentage of OCWD sustainable target

Groundwater pumping

281,986 ac-ft Water year to date

Compared to same time last year: +1.7%

Illustration of groundwater pumping
 
GWRS

Groundwater Replenishment System – new water you can count on

, 353,268,156,200 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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Water Treatment Plant In Fullerton Makes History as Orange County’s First Operating PFAS Extraction Plant

The Kimberly Well 1A PFAS Treatment Plant uses an ion exchange treatment system made of highly porous resin that acts like powerful magnets that adsorb and hold onto contaminants. During treatment, contaminants such as PFOA and PFOS are removed.