The Association holds monthly luncheon meetings featuring knowledgeable speakers on topics important to the water industry, as well as annual social events including a golf tournament, barbeque and holiday dinner dance.

Membership in the Orange County Water Association provides opportunities to keep informed about issues affecting the water community, to meet and communicate with other water professionals, and to support programs which provide public education and technical training about water and water systems. Members pay a reduced fee for luncheons and special events throughout the year.

Upcoming events

    • 20 Sep 2018
    • 7:30 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Rattlesnake Reservoir, 4769 Portola Parkway, Irvine, CA
    Registration is closed

    Operator Training,
    Product Exhibition
    & Team Competitions

    This annual event provides a great opportunity for quality continuing education, a chance to gather information on new products and learn more about current technologies directly from the experts, and provides for an excellent networking opportunity.

    This Specialized CE Training and Vendor Exhibition rank among OCWA’s Premier Events, and the Tapping Competition and Horseshoe Tournament are a great way to build teamwork and meet others.

    Make Your Reservations Today! 
     You Don't Want to Miss This Event 

    Topics & Presenters

    8:00 am to 9:00 am

    Scott Bennett    Romac Industries, Inc.

    Pipe Repair, Pipe Restraint,
    and Pipe Tapping

    9:00 am to 10:00 am

    Nolan Foran    Clow Valve Co.

    Fire Hydrants and Valves
    History, Operations, and Maintenance

    Space Goes Quickly so Sign-Up ASAP.
    You won’t want to miss it!

    Click Here
    to Download Complete Information

    Vendor Exhibits - All Day
    Vendor Set-Up - 7:00 am
    Operator Training ‘Check In’ - 7:30 am to 8 am
    Operator Training (2 Sessions) - 8 am to 10 am
    Pipe Tapping Competition - 10 am to Noon
    Horseshoe Competition - 10 am to Noon
    CATERED BBQ LUNCH - Noon to 1 pm
    Opportunity Drawing - 1 pm

    Click Here to Download
    Horseshoe Competition Rules

    Reservations can be made on the OCWA website
    or you may email John Robinson at

    Sponsor & Exhibitor Opportunities
    are available for sign-up.

    Click here
    to Download Application Form

    Thanks to our many sponsors and benefactors,
     but especially to Irvine Ranch Water District
    for its generous donation of
    the use of Rattlesnake Reservoir

     as the site for our event.
    Without IRWD’s support,
    our event 
    would not be possible.

    Sponsors and Exhibitors

    The following companies and agencies
    are signed up to Sponsor the event:

    American Flow Control

    Trenton Corporation

    City of Anaheim Public Utilities

    Ford Meter Box

    McWane Ductile

    Romac Industries, Inc.

    United Water Works, INc.

    Irvine Ranch Water District

    The following companies will Exhibit
    at this year’s event:

    AES Water, Inc.

    American Flow Control

    A.Y. McDonald


    Core & Main

    D & H Water Systems, Inc.

    Delco Sales

    DN Tanks

    Ferguson Waterworks


    Mainline Sales, Inc.

    Pacific Pipeline Supply

    Paso Robles Tank, Inc.

    Pres Tech Equipment Company

    Quinn Power Systems

    Romac Industries, Inc.

    Trenton Corporation

    Tripac Corporation

    United Water Works, Inc.

    • 17 Oct 2018
    • 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM (PDT)
    • Dave & Buster's – Irvine Spectrum • 661 Irvine Spectrum, Irvine CA

    October 17 Industry Insight Presentation 

    Michelson Water Recycling Plant
    Biosolids and Energy Recovery Facilities Project


    Steve Malloy

    Principal Engineer
    Irvine Ranch Water District


      This will be a popular presentation  

    Irvine Ranch Water District (IRWD) is currently constructing a $180 million Biosolids and Energy Recovery Facility at its Michelson Water Recycling Plant (WRP). Construction is almost complete, with startup testing set to begin later this year.

    The project is expected to meet several key objectives for IRWD. In addition to beneficially reusing biosolids and biogas, IRWD expects to manage its biosolids at reduced cost, minimize the environmental impact of its plant, and sharply reduce hauling costs for biosolids disposal.

    Our Industry Insight presentation for October will provide a comprehensive update on IRWD’s Biosolids Project, beginning with an overview of IRWD and the history of the Michelson WRP, followed by an in-depth discussion of biosolids treatment technologies and the design and layout of biosolids facilities. Special attention will be given to the construction progress to-date, along with the original schedule and costs for the project.

    Attendees will gain a better understanding of the project, including how the new facility will meet IRWD’s strategic objectives for managing biosolids and biogas while saving costs for its customers. In addition, you'll learn the latest insights on the challenges inherent to building a large scale, complex biosolids facility, as well as some of the important lessons learned.

    OCWA Members with Reservations:  $30.00

    Non-Members with Reservations:  $45.00

    OCWA Members without Reservations:  $45.00 (at the door)

    Non-Members without Reservations:  $45.00 (at the door)

    Reservations must be made by end-of-day, October 16,
    to qualify for the Reservation Rate.
    Cancellations received AFTER this date CANNOT be refunded.

    About Our Speaker

    Steve Malloy is a Principal Engineer at Irvine Ranch Water District currently responsible for leading the construction management team on the Michelson Water Recycling Plant Biosolids and Energy Recovery Facilities Project.

    Steve started at IRWD in 1979 after graduating from Cal Poly Pomona and Stanford University with a degree in civil engineering.

    Over the years, Steve has been engaged in the planning, design, and construction management of pipelines, pump stations, reservoirs, wells, contaminated groundwater remediation, membrane treatment plants, and water recycling plants.

    Previous large projects he’s managed include the Deep Aquifer Treatment System, designed to remove color from groundwater, the Irvine Desalter Project, which is used to produce a new source of drinking water, and the Michelson WRP Phase 2 Expansion, which utilized membrane bioreactors and UV disinfection to produce an additional 10 million gallons per day of recycled water.

    Steve is an OCWA life member and a California PE with a number just low enough to allow him to sign legal descriptions.

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