The OCEA members and employees of the Orange County Sanitation District operate the third largest wastewater agency west of the Mississippi River. For over 50 years, the District has safely collected, treated and disposed of and/or reclaimed the wastewater generated by 2.5 million people living and working in central and northwestern Orange County.
Each day the District treats approximately 250 million gallons of wastewater, enough water to fill Anaheim Stadium nearly three times each day. About 80 percent of the wastewater comes from homes – sinks, toilets, showers, laundry, and dishwashers. The rest comes from businesses – retail stores, restaurants, manufacturers, hotels, offices, and other industries.
A staff of more than 600 employees manages the day-to-day activities of OCSD. OCEA represents three bargaining groups: the Administrative and Clerical Unit, the Engineering Unit, and Technical Services Unit. These three bargaining units include Graphic Technicians, Storekeepers, Accounting and Administrative Assistants, Construction Inspectors, Engineering Assistants, Laboratory Assistants, Source Control Inspectors, and Environmental Technicians.
OCSD facilities include 580 miles of sewer pipes that snake throughout the county and two treatment plants – one in Fountain Valley and the other in Huntington Beach – where wastewater is treated in accordance with strict state and federal standards. Our employees are on duty protecting your health and safety by making sure the sewer system operates efficiently 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and 365 days a year. We are very proud of the job we do and take pride in providing our customers with quality service.
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