Water Division

Notice of Public Hearing

2020 Urban Water Management Plan & Water Shortage Contingency Plan    

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the City Council of the City of Brea (“City”) will hold a public hearing on Tuesday, June 1, 2021, at 7:00 p.m., or as soon thereafter as the Agenda permits, in the Council Chamber of the City, to consider the City’s proposed 2020 Urban Water Management Plan (“UWMP”), 2020 Water Shortage Contingency Plan (“WSCP”), and Appendix C as an Addendum to its 2015 UWMP in advance of their proposed adoption. View the complete notice by clicking here.

 Copies of the proposed 2020 UWMP, 2020 WSCP, and Appendix C as an Addendum to its 2015 UWMP are available for public inspection at either the Water Division of the Department of Public Works of the City, which is located at 545 N Berry St, Brea CA 92821, or in the Office of the City Clerk, which is located at 1 Civic Center Circle, Brea CA 92821 during normal business hours of 7:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. They are also available on the City’s website by accessing the links below: 

The City of Brea - Reduced Delta Reliance Reporting

 Appendix A - UWMP Water Code Checklist

 2020 Urban Water Management Plan Final Draft 

 Appendix A - DWR Submittal Tables

2020 Water Shortage Contingency Plan Final Draft 


The Water Division is responsible for the city’s potable water system, including backflow prevention and water quality issues. Water service is established as part of City of Brea Utilities. Use the link for complete information. To request service, you may call 714 990-7687.

Superintendent Rudy Correa and Supervisor Matthew Matlock, manage a system that supplies water imported from Municipal Water District of Orange County and Cal Domestic Water Company to over 13,000 water connections. This requires reservoirs, pumps, and over 100 miles of pipeline and a crew of workers to keep the water system in good, dependable condition and providing high quality water to all as evidenced by the annual Water Quality Confidence Report published by the division.

The division is proud of its excellent customer service, which can only be accomplished through the work of each member of the division who does a wide variety of water related tasks that include:

  • Backflow system inspection and repair
  • Mainline repairs
  • Meter repair and servicing
  • Pressure regulator maintenance
  • Pump maintenance
  • Reservoir maintenance
  • Service line repairs
  • Water quality testing

Other tasks include meter reading and customer care site visits. The field crew consists of water distribution operator I and II positions. Each worker holds a certification issued by the State of California that indicates specific training and knowledge that meets established minimum standards for the handling of potable water and management of a water system of Brea’s size.

For leak detection or water service troubleshooting, you may contact Public Works at 714 990-7691.

Replace Turf, Request Rebate & Save

Landscaping options just keep multiplying for good looks as well as lower maintenance and big water savings. If you are considering making a switch, be sure to investigate current rebate incentives through the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California. The City of Brea participates with the current program, so you may be eligible. You will want to take action to install planned improvements before funding is diminished.

Drought Report for City Council on April 21, 2015