Responding to COVID-19

COVID-19 does not impact the quality or supply of your drinking water. Your tap water meets strict state and federal water quality guidelines. Please see the bottom of this page for additional information regarding water quality.

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In an abundance of caution and to safeguard the health and safety of its employees and the community, the Orange County Water District is responding to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak by implementing measures to reduce the risk of workplace transmission.

OCWD supports the concept of social distancing to reduce the possibility of contact between individuals who are or may be carrying a contagious disease. As such, OCWD will suspend group tours of all of its facilities, suspend all staff travel, cancel and suspend planning for all District events such as the Children's Water Education Festival, suspend staff participation in speakers’ bureau engagements and community outreach events, remotely participate in external meetings, and conduct internal meetings either remotely or in a manner that adheres to the appropriate CDC-recommended practice of social distancing. 

OCWD’s response plan will remain in effect through April 30, 2020 and will be re-evaluated at that time. As this is an emerging situation that is rapidly evolving, the plan is subject to change based on new information and guidance.

Information updated 3/26/2020