The Municipal Water District of Orange County (MWDOC) is committed to protecting and preserving Orange County water supplies now and long into the future. Providing clean, safe, reliable water to Orange County residents and businesses is a top priority. To ensure that the water supply we have will continue to sustain us for decades to come, we must all do our part.
We live in a semi-arid area, and dry conditions are not unusual. Drought is always on the horizon, and we can’t predict with accuracy when a drought will begin or end. However, Orange County is prepared for drought due to sound planning, wise investments in water supply and infrastructure, and water-smart behaviors adopted by residents and businesses.
Water Use Efficiency
A Southern California lifestyle includes using water wisely every day. This simple practice is the least costly method we have to extend our water supply. Thanks to smart behavior changes and advanced technologies, Southern California uses nearly 40 percent less water today than we were using three decades ago.
MWDOC offers Orange County residents and businesses a variety of rebates on indoor and outdoor water-saving devices. From low-flow toilets and high-efficiency clothes washers to smart sprinkler timers, rain barrels, sprinkler nozzles, and more, every drop of water saved today is an investment towards a sustainable future.
FREE Landscape Design Assistance
MWDOC has teamed up with top landscape designers to offer FREE water-smart landscape designs to Orange County residents and businesses. Plans include a landscape layout, drought-tolerant plant suggestions, and an irrigation map. All designs are examples of water-efficient landscapes that thrive in Southern California’s semi-arid climate.
OC is Water Smart!
Orange County residents and businesses know that eliminating water waste is the right thing to do. Collectively, OC citizens save over 17 billion gallons of water each year through MWDOC’s water-saving programs, resources, and rebates. Additionally, through robust community outreach efforts and education initiatives, water users learn how to make water-smart choices today that help secure regional water reliability for generations to come.
K-12 Water Education Initiatives
MWDOC is committed to educating Orange County’s youngest water users about the value and necessity of clean, safe, reliable water. Protecting our natural resources requires that every citizen at every age make informed, smart decisions that improve and preserve the quality, quantity, and long-term reliability of water.
Through engaging K-12 school programs, community partnerships, and FREE hands-on activities, children learn the critical importance of life-long water stewardship.