Orange County Water District

OC GROUNDWATER BASIN (through end of March 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

79% full *277,530 ac-ft

Compared to same time last year: -1.9%

Illustrion of groundwater storage level

Groundwater recharge

189,629 ac-ft Water year to date

Compared to same time last year: -18.6%

Illustration of groundwater recharge
* Percentage of OCWD sustainable target

Groundwater pumping

212,099 ac-ft Water year to date

Compared to same time last year: -0.8%

Illustration of groundwater pumping

Groundwater Replenishment System – new water you can count on

, 346,025,396,200 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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OCWD and Serrano Water District Recognized by American Society of Civil Engineers for PFAS Water Treatment Plant

Orange County Water District and Serrano Water District were recognized by the American Society of Civil Engineers-Orange County for their work on the Serrano Water District PFAS Treatment Plant. Featured as an outstanding project during a virtual program on March 18, the award highlights the agencies’ proactive efforts to remove PFAS from groundwater supplies.