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Tackling PFAS with Innovation: Orange County Water District’s Approach

Tackling PFAS with Innovation: Orange County Water District’s Approach

December 4, 2023 at 9:12 am 0 comments

| By Craig Butt & Prem Parmar For the past 90 years, the Orange County Water District (OCWD) has provided a safe and reliable local groundwater supply to Southern California. As regulations and requirements for water quality have changed dramatically since 1933, OCWD has continuouslyRead More

Final expansion complete on world’s largest water reuse facility

Final expansion complete on world’s largest water reuse facility

April 17, 2023 at 8:10 am 0 comments

A final expansion to the world’s largest indirect potable water reuse facility, the Groundwater Replenishment System (GWRS) is complete, producing 130 million gallons of water a day – enough water to serve nearly one million people in Orange County. The GWRS now recycles 100 percentRead More

Four PFAS treatment facilities in Orange County begin operation

Four PFAS treatment facilities in Orange County begin operation

October 24, 2022 at 8:30 am 0 comments

The Orange County Water District and the City of Orange began operating four treatment plants constructed in Orange to remove per-and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) from local well water. PFAS are a group of thousands of manmade, heat-resistant chemicals that are prevalent in the environment andRead More

First of four PFAS treatment facilities in Garden Grove begins operation

First of four PFAS treatment facilities in Garden Grove begins operation

June 23, 2022 at 7:00 am 0 comments

The Orange County Water District (OCWD) and the City of Garden Grove, California, in May began operating one of four treatment plants being constructed in Garden Grove to remove per-and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) from local well water. PFAS are a group of thousands of manmade,Read More

OCWD is first public lab in California to achieve PFAS detection certification

OCWD is first public lab in California to achieve PFAS detection certification

April 11, 2022 at 9:03 am 0 comments

Orange County Water District’s (OCWD; the District) Philip L. Anthony Water Quality Laboratory is the first public agency laboratory in California to achieve state certification to analyze for per- and polyfluoralkly substances (PFAS) in drinking water by Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Method 533. Certification wasRead More

Orange County PFAS treatment facility begins operations

Orange County PFAS treatment facility begins operations

February 14, 2022 at 8:26 am 0 comments

The Orange County Water District (OCWD; the District) and the Serrano Water District (Serrano) began operating one of the county’s first treatment plants to remove per-and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) from local well water. PFAS are a group of thousands of manmade, heat-resistant chemicals that areRead More

OCWD supports initiative to increase California’s water supply

OCWD supports initiative to increase California’s water supply

October 15, 2021 at 7:16 am 0 comments

As California faces recurring drought, dry conditions and challenges to water reliability, the Orange County Water District continues to take bold action to implement local water supply projects, as well as support the creation of new water supplies throughout the state. Recently, the OCWD BoardRead More

County begins operations on first PFAS extraction plant

County begins operations on first PFAS extraction plant

July 6, 2021 at 9:43 am 0 comments

The Orange County Water District (OCWD; the District) and the City of Fullerton have begun operation of the Kimberly Well 1A PFAS Treatment Plant, Orange County’s first wellhead filtration treatment plant to remove perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) and perfluorooctane sulfonate (PFOS) from local well water. PFOARead More

Orange County PFAS pilot project recognized by ACWA

Orange County PFAS pilot project recognized by ACWA

May 24, 2021 at 7:33 am 0 comments

At the Association of California Water Agencies’ (ACWA) 2021 Virtual Spring Conference and Exhibition, the Orange County Water District (OCWD; the District) received the Clair A. Hill Agency Award for Excellence, which recognized the district for launching the nation’s largest per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS)Read More

Resetting the Mission for WIFIA

Resetting the Mission for WIFIA

October 19, 2020 at 9:43 am 0 comments

By John Ryan The WIFIA Loan Program recently announced that it has reset the interest rates on two undrawn loan commitments originally made in mid-2018. The fixed rate on a $135 million loan to Orange County Water District and a $614 million loan to SanRead More