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The Municipal Water District of Orange County is a wholesale water supplier and resource planning agency that serves all of Orange County (except Anaheim, Fullerton, and Santa Ana) through 28 retail water agencies. We purchase imported water from the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California and distribute it to our client agencies, which provide retail water services to the public.

It’s official: California is in a drought2013 was the driest year on record and 2014 was the hottest year on record. As dry conditions continue, many regions throughout the state are being severely impacted.

On April 1, 2015 Governor Brown directed the directed the State Water Resources Control Board (SWRCB) to implement mandatory water reductions in cities and towns across California to reduce water use statewide by 25 percent. Water agencies throughout the state are ramping up outreach programs to help our communities meet new conservation targets recently approved by the SWRCB. Orange County water providers have a variety of resources, rebates, and water use efficiency tips to help residents and businesses become more water use efficient. You can find many of those resources and tips throughout our website, and in our social media efforts.

Below, you can link to State and Federal agencies’ websites with important drought information and drought response strategies.

State of California Drought Portal

Save Our Water Website

Governor’s Office of Emergency Services Drought Page

Office of Planning and Research Drought Clearinghouse

State Water Resources Control Board Drought Year Water Actions Page

State Water Resources Control Board Urban Water Supplier Residential Gallons-Per-Capita-Per-Day (R-GPCD) Performance

State Water Resources Control Board Drinking Water Supply Service Area Lookup Tool

California Department of Water Resources Drought Portal

DWR’s Background on Drought

California Department of Fish and Wildlife Drought Portal

California Department of Food and Agriculture Drought Portal

CalFire’s Wildfire Information

U.S. Drought Portal

Click the images below to download printable versions of these infographics.





Special Drought Edition, eCurrents Newsletter





Get the facts. State Water Control Resources Control Board adopts additional water restrictions.