The 2014 Water Quality Report is complete. Please Note: As of June 2013, State and Federal laws allow electronic delivery of the Annual Water Quality Report. To save money, the District is no longer mailing out hardcopies of the Annual Water Quality Report to our customers.  A digital copy is available here:

If you still wish to receive a hardcopy, please stop by the District's office or contact us at 714.701.3000 and we will be happy to send one to you in the mail.

Following closed session at the May 22, 2014 Board Meeting, the Yorba Linda Water District Board of Directors reported that the District has settled the last remaining lawsuit related to the November 2008 Freeway Complex Fire. This comes after more than five and a half years of litigation where the District was exposed to unprecedented potential liability and the water industry as a whole was threatened with adverse legal precedents.

Though some claims from the Freeway Complex Fire are still in litigation, the District is relieved to have recovered all funds the District paid out in its earlier partial settlement of the litigation and has now concluded all remaining litigation involving the District.

The District acknowledges a debt of gratitude to the Association of California Water Agencies Joint Powers Insurance Authority for its unwavering support throughout the entire legal process.

emily-winnerToday, the YLWD Board of Directors recognized Emily Garten, a third grader in Mr. Laporte's class at Rose Drive Elementary School, for winning this year's bottled water label contest. 

With her family watching, Board President, Bob Kiley presented Emily with a Proclamation from the District thanking her for artwork.  Emily’s artwork will be featured on the inside label of YLWD’s bottled water for the next year.

Since the inception of the District’s bottled water program, YLWD has incorporated water education into the bottle holding a label artwork contest each year, with the winning artwork displayed on the label. 

Dozens of entries were submitted from elementary schools across the District.  After narrowing the field to a top three finalists, the winner was decided by the public in an on-line vote.  More than 1,500 online votes were cast, with Emily receiving 753 votes to win the year’s contest. 

Thanks to all the students who participated and to everyone who voted!!!

After more than 1,500 online votes were cast, 3rd Grader, Emily Garten of Rose Drive Elementary narrowly defeated 4th Grader, Sydney Holland of Mabel Paine Elementary School, to win this Year's Bottled Water Label Contest. Emily received 753 (50.2%) of the votes with Sydney receiving 717 (47.8). 1st Grader, Hannah Yee, of Golden Elementary came in third with 31 votes (2.1%).

Emily's artwork will be featured on the new label of YLWD bottled water.


The Yorba Linda Water District Board of Directors today voted unanimously to ask customers to voluntarily cut their water use as a result of the state’s critical water supply conditions.

California has experienced several years of drought-level conditions, including a drought on the Colorado River, now going into its 14th consecutive year, with 2014 expected to exceed 2007 as the driest year on record in the state. These facts, in addition to the State of Emergency due to Drought Conditions, issued by Governor Brown in January, have prompted the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California (MWD) to declare a Water Supply Alert condition to its 26 member agencies and the 19 million people they serve in six counties.

“This is a statewide problem and we have to do our part,” said Board President, Bob Kiley.   “Thankfully due to the foresight of the regional water purveyors and investments made over the last decade or so, we’re not in dire straits, just yet. But we don’t know how long this drought will last, and every drop counts.”

To assist customers with water use efficiency, Metropolitan has increased programs aimed at providing additional rebate incentives for Southern Californians to purchase water-saving devices and help reach the Brown Administration’s goal of a statewide per-capita water use reduction of 20 percent.

For more information on MWD’s available rebates, visit