About OCWD tours

Educating the public about advanced wastewater purification is important to garnering support for future GWRS-like projects that are being planned around the world.

As a leader in water reuse and groundwater management, the Orange County Water District receives hundreds of requests annually to provide tours and briefings for visitors from local colleges, water agencies, the surrounding community and international organizations.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, in-person tours of OCWD facilities have been temporarily suspended. In an effort to continue educating the public, OCWD is hosting virtual tours of its Groundwater Replenishment System. 

Upcoming virtual tours

Virtual tours of the GWRS are held the first Friday of every month at 10 a.m. (unless otherwise noted) and last approximately 1.5 hours. Joint tours with the Orange County Sanitation District are also offered once per month and last approximately one hour. Tours are open to all ages but are recommended for those age 11 and older.

Upcoming tours:

  • September 16 (joint tour with OCSD)
  • October 2
  • November 6
  • December 4

To register for a virtual tour, please complete and submit one of the following tour request forms:



On demand tour

If you are unable to join us for a virtual tour, you are invited to view our GWRS on-demand tour led by OCWD General Manager Mike Markus. For additional information regarding the GWRS, please visit our GWRS web page.