Orange County Water District

OC GROUNDWATER BASIN (through end of October 2022)
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

62% *218,593 ac-ft

Compared to same time last year: -1.6%

Illustrion of groundwater storage level

Groundwater recharge

67,882 ac-ft Water year to date

Compared to same time last year: +6.4%

Illustration of groundwater recharge
* Percentage of OCWD sustainable target

Groundwater pumping

91,287 ac-ft Water year to date

Compared to same time last year: -2.6%

Illustration of groundwater pumping
 
GWRS

Groundwater Replenishment System – new water you can count on

, 395,708,151,800 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 Honored with Platinum Award by Association of Metropolitan Water Agencies

The Association of Metropolitan Water Agencies presented the Orange County Water District with the prestigious Platinum Award for Utility Excellence. The award is given to agencies that demonstrate a strong record of effective utility management and a significant contribution to the drinking water industry.