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VanderWerff Well Construction Project

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EOCWD is constructing a new groundwater well and, in partnership with the Orange County Water District, a water treatment facility at 210 North McPherson Road in Orange. The new Vanderwerff Well will serve the District’s water customers and enhance available local water supply resources.​

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Why is the project needed?


  • Increases access to our local water supply.

  • Provides a reliable local water supply in the event of a disaster. 

  • Addresses increased state water quality standards.

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Construction Timeline

  • Drilling of the well for the beginning of the project was completed in August of 2021.

  • Construction continues on the rest of the site, with the majority of the noise and vibrations much reduced in 2022.

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Impacts during construction

  • Noise and vibration related to well drilling and other construction activities.

  • Impacts are expected to be the greatest for the two weeks following the start of construction. 

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Mitigation Measures

  • Soundwalls were installed to decrease noise levels during drilling and have since been removed.

  • Noise levels will be monitored.

2021 Construction Images

2022 Construction Images

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