Producers’ Corner

Yorba Linda Water District’s Brett R. Barbre Tapped as New General Manager

The Yorba Linda Water District (YLWD) Board of Directors has named Assistant General Manager Brett R. Barbre to the position of general manager following the retirement of Marc Marcantonio in May.

“With the promotion of Brett to General Manager, we look to his years of leadership in the water community and his commitment to serving the District. Brett’s work as assistant general manager at YLWD, as well as serving as a director of the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California Board and as a director on the Municipal Water District of Orange County Board, brings a wealth of experience to lead our District for years to come.” (Read full press release.)


Mesa Water Board of Directors Wants to Hear from the Community

Throughout the month of July, Mesa Water District (Mesa Water®) Board of Directors are encouraging residents to ask questions about Mesa Water operations, water supply, ongoing water use efficiency efforts, or other topics. Residents can submit questions through MesaWater.org/NeighborhoodChat until July 31, 2020.

The Mesa Water Board of Directors will review and answer questions and responses will be posted on the Neighborhood Chat site in August and shared on social media. Please note similar questions and themes will be combined into a single response.


CCR Data for 2019 Released

OCWD serves 19 retail water agencies (Producers) who provide water to 2.5 million people in north and central Orange County. Recently, these agencies released their newest Water Quality Report, also known as the annual Consumer Confidence Report (CCR), that contains 2019 data about local drinking water. The District provided water quality data regarding the groundwater it provides to these 19 agencies, which are able to pump up to 77% of their water from the District’s groundwater basin. OCWD and its Producers work together to bring reliable, high-quality water to each community.

Collectively, the CCRs detail that once again District Producers meet or exceed stringent federal and state drinking water standards. In fact, Santa Ana water most recently placed 4th in the “Best Municipal Water” category and, in the past, has received the coveted gold award at the annual Berkeley Springs International Water Tasting competition, the largest and longest-running competition dedicated to preserving and protecting drinking water. According to OCWD President Vicente Sarmiento of Santa Ana, “Santa Ana water is consistently named among the world’s best tasting and highest quality, proving that you can trust and enjoy what comes out of your tap.”

Please visit the Local Water Providers page of OCWD’s website to view water quality reports within the District's service area and the greater Orange County area.