Beginning Friday, October 1, the Orange County Water District will reopen to the public. Our Fountain Valley lobby and H2O Learning Center will be open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., excluding holidays.
Responding to COVID-19
The Orange County Water District will reopen District facilities to the public beginning October 1, 2021.
Doing our part to reduce the spread
In an abundance of caution and to safeguard the health and safety of its employees and the community, OCWD responded to COVID-19 by implementing measures to reduce the risk of workplace transmission. As the District returns to normal operations, it will follow a COVID-19 Prevention Program, which includes the following:
- Visitors must complete the COVID-19 Visitor Form each day they arrive at OCWD
- Visitors must wear a face covering indoors if they are unvaccinated
COVID-19 and your water supply
COVID-19 has impacted our daily lives, but one thing it does not impact is your water. Your drinking water remains safe, clean and reliable. Your tap water meets strict state and federal water quality guidelines and is treated to remove pathogens, including viruses such as COVID-19.
Frequently asked questions
What District facilities are open to the public?
When will in-person tours and events resume?
When will in-person board and committee meetings resume?
Please visit our Board Meeting & Agenda page for information on our upcoming board and committee meetings.
Will OCWD remain virtual in any capacity?
The District recognizes that while many people are anxious to return to in-person functions, some prefer a virtual option. OCWD will continue to offer virtual tours, virtual speakers bureau opportunities and monthly webinars. These virtual options provide a way for the District to engage stakeholders who may otherwise not be able to participate in OCWD meetings and events.
Are visitors required to be vaccinated against COVID-19?
The Orange County Water District does not require visitors to be vaccinated against COVID-19. However, all unvaccinated visitors must wear a face covering when indoors. In addition, all visitors must complete the District's COVID-19 Visitor Form each day they arrive at OCWD.
Where can I find additional information regarding COVID-19?
For additional information regarding COVID-19, please visit the following websites:
- OC Health Care Agency
- Cal/OSHA Revised COVID-19 Prevention Emergency Temporary Standards
- California Department of Public Health
- U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Information updated 8/12/21