The Orange County Water District (OCWD) and 18 water and wastewater utilities throughout Orange County are in the process of updating the 2012 Orange County Regional Water & Wastewater Multi-Jurisdictional Hazard Mitigation Plan (HMP).  The HMP provides a framework for water and wastewater utilities in Orange County to reduce their vulnerability to the impacts of natural and man-made hazard events such as earthquakes, flooding and hazardous materials spills.

How can the public become involved in the Hazard Mitigation planning process?

Public participation in the process is important because it helps raise awareness of the potential hazards we may face in Orange County and the actions needed to mitigate those hazards.  By participating in the process, you will be taking time to consider the hazards in our communities, the impact of those hazards on life and property, actions that need to be taken to reduce that impact, and the priority those actions should take.  OCWD will consider input from the public and integrate it into the plan where appropriate. Your comments, questions, ideas, and concerns will have a significant role in the plan’s finalization. 

Public Review

Your review of the plan will help the Hazard Mitigation Plan (HMP) Planning Team better understand the hazards in your area and how they could affect the city. The updated hazard mitigation plan may be downloaded using the following link in the Mitigation section:

Contact Us

Comments and questions may be submitted to the Water Emergency Response Organization of Orange County (WEROC) at P.O. Box 20895, Fountain Valley, CA 92728, (714) 963-3058 and/or