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. . . to foster advancement in the Water Works Industry . . . 

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

    • 17 Jul 2024
    • 11:30 AM
    • Dave & Buster’s – Irvine Spectrum, 661 Spectrum Center Dr, Irvine, CA 92618

    July 17, 2024
    Industry Insight Presentation

    Orange County’s Path
    to Lead-Free Drinking Water

    How OC Water Agencies
    are Working to Meet
    LCRR and LCRI Compliance

    Presented by:

    Sarina Sriboonlue, P.E.
    Principal Engineer,
    Municipal Water District
    of Orange County


    Nicole Blute, Ph.D., P.E.
    Vice President and Project Manager,

    Dave & Busters – Irvine Spectrum

    661 Spectrum Center Drive
    Sign-In: 11:30 am, Lunch at Noon
    Presentation: 12:30 pm

    Hosted by OCWA

    We’re Proud to Recognize
    Our Sponsors
    for the July 2024 Webinar:

    Click on the logos above

    to learn more about our July 2024 Sponsors.

    About Our Presentation

    In our ongoing commitment to public health and safety, Orange County water agencies are at the forefront of the battle against lead contamination in drinking water.

    Since the USEPA first introduced the Lead and Copper Rule in 1991, efforts to safeguard drinking water have significantly evolved. The most recent update in 2021, the Lead and Copper Rule Revisions (LCRR) mandates water systems to complete thorough service line inventories for lead presence, including those within private properties, by October 16, 2024.

    While water systems in Orange County are on-track to meet this deadline, complacency is not an option. USEPA anticipates releasing in late 2024 the Lead and Copper Rule Improvements (LCRI) with even stricter standards, including a push for 100% lead service line replacement within 10 years and more stringent water quality testing protocols.

    This presentation covers the approach OC water agencies are taking to meet LCRR compliance, lessons learned, and how we are gearing up for the LCRI. You won’t want to miss this. Make plans now to attend!

    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, Tuesday, July 16,
    to qualify for the Reservation Rate.
    Cancellations received AFTER this date CANNOT be refunded.

    About Our Speakers

    Sarina Sriboonlue, P.E.

    Principal Engineer, 
    Municipal Water District of Orange County

    Sarina is the Project Manager for MWDOC’s LCRR Initial Service Line Inventory Development Project which MWDOC offered to retail water agencies in OC under its Choice Program.

    Sarina joined MWDOC in 2023 to work more closely with OC agencies. Previously, she was part of a global consulting firm specializing in water resources and water infrastructure planning. She’s worked with an array of clients, including Metropolitan, its Member Agencies, NASA/JPL, The Nature Conservancy, GE, and others. She joined OCWA Board of Directors in 2024.

    Nicole Blute, Ph.D., P.E.

    Vice President and Project Manager, 

    Nicole serves as Hazen’s Director of Drinking Water Process Technologies and has extensive LCRR and corrosion control experience working with utilities throughout the Western United States. She has over 25 years of experience with distribution system water quality. She specializes in drinking water quality and system planning for water agencies and leads complex programs involving multiple agencies, facilities, and stakeholders. Nicole is experienced in working closely with DDW to propose and interpret regulatory direction.

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