About Us

Formed in 1926 as Baldwin Park Water District, Valley County Water District is an independent, special district that provides water services to a portion of the cities of Baldwin Park, Irwindale, West Covina, and Azusa. The District is positioned above a portion of the Main San Gabriel Groundwater Basin, which is its primary source of water.

Today the District serves a population of approximately 57,000 through 12,758 water delivery service connections with water that meets all State and Federal drinking water standards.


Meet the General Manager

Mr. Jose Martinez has been the General Manager of Valley County Water District since September 2016 and has over 24 years of experience in working with public water agencies. During the course of his career, Jose has had the privilege of learning from industry leaders while working at a variety of water agencies that all take pride in providing high quality drinking water and excellent customer service.  

Mr. Martinez received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Environmental Biology and Master of Public Administration from the University of La Verne. He obtained a Certificate in Leadership and Management from the University of Notre Dame. Jose also holds a Grade 3 Certification in Water Distribution, Grade 2 in Water Treatment, and a Grade 2 Water Use Efficiency Practitioner.

Photo of General Manager Jose Martinez


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Consumer Confidence Report                  

View and download Consumer Confidence Reports from the Valley County Water District.


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District Videos                  

We hope that you enjoy these videos as a new way to get to know the District.                

Documents & Archives                  

View and download budgets, financial statements, and reports from the Valley County Water District.

History of the District                      

Read a brief history of the Valley County Water District.

Human Resources                                 

The Human Resources Division provides programs and services in support of a high-performing workforce and organizational excellence. Human Resources services include recruitment and employment, compensation and benefits, and wellness programs.

Holiday & Office Closures Calendar                  

View the Valley County Water District calendar of holidays and offices closed.

Service Area                  

Valley County Water District is the principle public water utility serving the residents and businesses within a 10-square mile community located in the San Gabriel Valley, encompassing portions of the City of Baldwin Park, the City of Irwindale, the City of West Covina, and the City of Azusa.

Water System                  

You turn on your tap, fill your glass, and enjoy a cool drink of water. Pretty easy, huh? It's not as easy as you might think - your drinking water goes through a carefully monitored step-by-step water system to make sure it is clean and safe before it reaches your home.

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