Post Tagged with: "Orange County Water District"

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Ryan The WIFIA Loan Program recently announced that it has reset the interest rates on two undrawn loan commitments originally made in mid-2018.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

Orange County awarded grant to increase drinking water supply

Orange County awarded grant to increase drinking water supply

June 30, 2020 at 11:10 am 0 comments

The Orange County Water District (OCWD; the District) has been awarded a $3.6 million grant from the California Department of Water Resources Integrated Regional Water Management (IRWM) grant program for use toward the construction of its Groundwater Replenishment System (GWRS) Final Expansion project. Operational since 2008, the GWRS is undergoing itsRead More

Orange County commends collaboration on water reuse plan

Orange County commends collaboration on water reuse plan

March 13, 2020 at 3:28 pm 0 comments

The Orange County Water District (OCWD) applauded the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for releasing the National Water Reuse Action Plan (WRAP) which was developed in collaboration with water sector organizations to accelerate adoption of water reuse. The plan identifies priority actions and the leadership and collaboration that is neededRead More

California water agencies remove wells following new PFAS requirements  

California water agencies remove wells following new PFAS requirements  

February 10, 2020 at 10:12 am 0 comments

Local water agencies in Orange County, California, announced last week they are voluntarily taking dozens of groundwater wells out of service following a state decision to lower the drinking water Response Levels (RLs) for two legacy chemicals recently found in very low concentrations in water supplies throughout California. The CaliforniaRead More

Orange County Water District gets ‘Leading Utility of the World’ status

Orange County Water District gets ‘Leading Utility of the World’ status

November 18, 2019 at 12:02 pm 0 comments

The Orange County Water District (OCWD) has received the status of Leading Utility of the World (LUOW), according to the Global Water Leaders Group, a non-profit organization aiming to create a better story for water worldwide. The inauguration took place at the American Water Summit on Nov. 13 in Houston,Read More