Post Tagged with: "Orange County Water District"

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, heat-resistant chemicals that are prevalentRead 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 was granted by the Environmental LaboratoryRead 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 are prevalent in the environment andRead 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 Board of Directors voted to adoptRead 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. PFOA and PFOS are manmade, heat-resistantRead 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) pilot testing program. Every year,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 San Diego Public Facilities Financing AuthorityRead More

World’s largest water reuse facility gets CWSRF loan 

World’s largest water reuse facility gets CWSRF loan 

October 12, 2020 at 6:45 am 0 comments

The Orange County Water District received a low-interest loan from the Clean Water State Revolving Fund (CWSRF) that will save ratepayers an estimated $1.4 million dollars annually over the life of the 30-year loan. The up to $181 million loan was granted for use toward financing the construction of theRead More

City of Anaheim, Brown and Caldwell to partner on PFAS removal project

City of Anaheim, Brown and Caldwell to partner on PFAS removal project

September 10, 2020 at 10:39 am 0 comments

The City of Anaheim, California, has enlisted Brown and Caldwell to provide owner advisory services for the design-build delivery of multiple groundwater treatment plants. The new facilities will play a key role in Anaheim’s compliance with recent state Per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) regulations and ensure water supplies continue toRead More

Orange County saves ratepayers money with WIFIA loan update

Orange County saves ratepayers money with WIFIA loan update

September 8, 2020 at 10:45 am 0 comments

Joined by leadership from the Orange County Water District (OCWD; Water District) and Orange County Sanitation District (OCSD; Sanitation District), U.S Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Andrew Wheeler recently toured the Groundwater Replenishment System (GWRS), where he announced a joint effort that will save ratepayers $79.4 million. Officials from EPARead More