Westminster Mayor Tri Ta this week was appointed to the Orange County Water District, representing Division 4. Previously this position was held by the late Phil Anthony for nearly 34 years. Division 4 includes the cities of Los Alamitos and Seal Beach and parts of Buena Park, Cypress, Garden Grove, Huntington Beach, Stanton, and Westminster.
It is extremely rare for an elected position on the OCWD board to change hand. Aside from this recent changing of the guard, the last time a retirement took place occurred in 2014 when Dina Nguyen of Garden Grove succeeded Kathyrn L. Barr to the Division 1 slot. Kay Barr served on OCWD for 35 years.
OCWD manages the groundwater basin beneath central and northern Orange County. The groundwater basin provides a water supply to 19 municipal water agencies and special districts that serve more than 2.4 million Orange County residents. The service area covers approximately 350 square miles and the District owns approximately 1,600 acres in and near the Santa Ana River, which it uses to capture water flows for groundwater recharge. Additionally, OCWD owns approximately 2,150 acres of land above the Prado Dam in the Prado Reservoir and uses that land for water conservation, water storage and water quality improvements.
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