The Orange County Water District (OCWD) is responsible for managing the vast groundwater basin that provides most of northern and central Orange County’s drinking water. As part of its groundwater management, OCWD maintains one of the world’s most advanced aquifer recharge systems to replace the water that is pumped from a variety of wells.
South Basin Groundwater Remedial Investigation and Feasibility Study focuses on a two-square-mile portion of the groundwater aquifer located under Irvine, Santa Ana and Tustin. The draft South Basin Feasibility Study (FS) report was recently posted for Stakeholder Advisory Group (SAG) review. The OCWD extended the review period making the total review period 90 days from submittal of the draft FS report for SAG review. Thus, the due date for OCWD to receive comments on the draft Feasibility Study (FS) report is July 6, 2022.