How OCWA Compares

OCWA continually strives to provide our customers with clean, reliable water in an efficient and affordable manner. As a result, we have earned top rankings in national performance benchmarks for labor efficiency, debt per customer, and affordability. These competitive rankings illustrate our dedication to providing you with the highest quality water at the lowest possible price.




Part of the reason that OCWA is able to deliver water so efficiently is that we believe in using our resources responsibly. That is why we continue to build toward a sustainable future through a strong infrastructure and reinvestment program.

Here are a few examples of our proactive approach:

  • In 2016, OCWA installed 46,861 feet (almost 9 miles) of new water mains and replaced/rehabilitated 19,255 feet (3.65 miles) of aging mains.
  • Five to six water storage tanks are inspected every year for structural integrity, and those that show a need for rehabilitation are scheduled into the five year capital improvement program (two were rehabilitated in 2016 and two more are scheduled for rehab in 2017).
  • Significant energy savings were realized by work done in 2016 to upgrade two aged pump stations, and we continue to improve our efficiencies through LED lighting changes and other improvements, wherever and whenever we can.
  • Water Treatment Plant improvements started in 2010 allow for OCWA to maximize use of its lowest cost source of water supply.