Water Advisory Committee of Orange County

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The Water Advisory Committee of Orange County (WACO) was formed in 1983 to facilitate the introduction, discussion, and debate of current and emerging water issues among Orange County policymakers and water professionals. It has also advocated the Orange County water community’s position on issues affecting the provision and management of our water supplies, with lawmakers, regulatory agencies, regional and state water organizations, and others.

The committee’s membership has evolved during the past quarter century to include not only the elected officials and management staff from many Orange County water districts and cities, but also engineers, attorneys, consultants, and other professionals who work with the Orange County water community, as well as residents and community group members who share a common interest in water issues.

Monthly meetings are open to the public and are typically held on the first Friday of each month at 7:30 a.m. at the Fountain Valley headquarters of the Municipal Water District of Orange County and Orange County Water District. The meetings provide attendees with an opportunity for professional networking and to receive informative presentations from water industry professionals, academics, economists, engineers, political officials, and others about key water issues affecting Orange County.

For more information, please email Heather Baez or call (714) 593-5012.

2024 WACO Meeting Schedule

WACO Meeting Schedule (2024)

January 5, 2024
February 2, 2024
March 1, 2024
April 5, 2024
May 3, 2024
June 7, 2024
July 12, 2024
August 2, 2024
September 6, 2024
October 4, 2024
November 1, 2024
December 13, 2024
7:30 – 9:00 a.m.
18700 Ward Street, Fountain Valley, CA 92708

Meeting Materials

Please join us for the Water Advisory Committee of Orange County (WACO) virtual meeting on Friday, July 12, from 7:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. View the agenda. View the 2024 meeting schedule. We are pleased to present the following program.

August Speaker:
Patrick O’Dowd, Executive Director,
and General Manager of the Salt Sea Authority

July Zoom Meeting Recording

Recording Passcode: v3KZ=AWX

July Slide Deck

Meeting Materials Archive

(Download presentations and handouts from previous meetings)