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Storm Drains

Flood control is provided by a system of levees, canals and pump stations. All stormwater runoff is conveyed by gravity through a system of drainage lines and canals into the suction bays of various pump stations then pumped to a higher elevation into larger levees or the ocean. The pump station operators are responsible for the operation and maintenance of 7 pump stations, 3 ultra violet / filtration systems and 4 urban runoff diversions containing 46 pumps throughout the Orange County watershed area. The primary goal of the group is to provide staffing for operations and maintenance of all pumping equipment and associated machinery.