Serrano Water District (SWD) was established in 1876 and provides potable water
to the City of Villa Park and a small portion of the City of Orange. SWD receives
its water supply from local surface water which is stored in Irvine Lake and groundwater
from three wells located within the City of Villa Park. SWD sells up to approximately
3,500 acre feet of water annually, to its residential customers.
The District provides water for a population of 6,500 covering approximately 4.7
square miles, serving primarily large lot single family homes and one shopping center.
The District's service area is largely built out with an opportunity for a small
amount of infill. Although a small district geographically, SWD provides a myriad
of services, including managing a large recreation facility. SWD is one of a few
water districts in Orange County that owns and operates a water treatment plant.
This allows its service area an uninterrupted supply of water even during an emergency
at an advantageous cost.
SWD has 43 miles of pipe, 3 wells, a treatment plant, and two reservoirs. The District
owns 50% of Irvine Lake. Irvine Ranch Water District owns the other 50% of the facility.
SWD also owns 25% of the native water in Irvine Lake and Irvine Ranch Water District
owns the remaining 75%. SWD is the managing district for Irvine Lake.
SWD employs 10 full time employees.