Environmental Projects


SOCWA safeguards the ocean and natural environments by treating and safely disposing of wastewater that comes from more than 500,000 homes and businesses in South Orange County. We strive to meet the highest levels of environmental stewardship by protecting the sensitive plant and animal species that thrive near our facilities and in the oceans that receive our water. We operate our facilities with excellence using continuous improvement and proactive collaboration with our member agencies and stakeholders.

We desire that our actions, in working, teaching and learning, always reflect principles of integrity, imitative, cost efficiency, safety and teamwork. By expertly treating and reusing wastewater, South Orange County residents and visitors can enjoy our legendary beaches and ocean environments year after year.

Environmental Partners and Awards