The City of Huntington Beach has owned and operated its own water utility since 1964, when it was purchased from the Southern California Water Company. Since that time the City and the water system have grown to service a population of over 200,000. Today, City employees run the Utilities Division's five distinct sections: Administration, Quality, Production, Distribution and Meters.

For information on the City's water quality, please see the 2022 Drinking Water Quality Report

The Water Division also takes an active role in local and regional water issues. The City is a member agency of the Municipal Water District of Orange County,which provides "imported" water from the Colorado River and the State Water Project via the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California.

For billing information, please call (714) 536-5919.

Please visit one of the following sites for additional information regarding water operations:

Metropolitan Water District of Southern California

Orange County Water District

California Water Efficiency Partnership

Department of Water Resources - Urban Water Management Plans


In 2004, the Sewer Maintenance Section was merged with the Water Division to form the new Utilities Division of Public Works. The City of Huntington Beach has 360 miles of wastewater piping sized from 6 to 30 inches in diameter. City crews perform the maintenance and repairs necessary to keep the wastewater system operating at peak performance levels.

City of Huntington Beach Sanitary Sewer System Audit 2011

If you have any questions regarding the City of Huntington Beach Utilities Division, please call our Office at (714) 536-5921 7:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday.

Urban Water Management Plan

2020 Urban Water Management Plan

2020 Urban Water Management Plan Appendices

2020 Water Shortage Contingency Plan

Appendix L: Reduced Delta Reliance Addendum to 2015 Urban Water Management Plan

2015 Urban Water Management Plan and Amendments

2015 Urban Water Management Plan Amendment

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Contact Information

City of Huntington Beach
Public Works Department
2000 Main Street
Huntington Beach, CA
Phone: (714) 536-5431
Fax: (714) 374-1573

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