Welcome to Orange Beach Water Authority

The Orange Beach Water Authority was incorporated on August 13, 1968 to provide water, sewer, and fire protection services in southern Baldwin county, a portion of which has since been incorporated as the City of Orange Beach. The system was originally constructed in 1972. Expansion of the Authority has followed growth and development in the Authority’s service area, which has been accomplished by acquisition of existing systems and construction of new facilities.

Service Area

Our 24 mile service area includes the area within the corporate limits of the City of Orange Beach and surrounding territory and forms an irregular rectangular shape, extending along the coastline of the State of Alabama between the City of Gulf Shores on the west and the Alabama-Florida state line on the east, and between the intracoastal waterway, Wolf Bay and Perdido Bay on the north and the Gulf of Mexico on the south, including Ono Island and part of Perdido Key on the southeast but not including the Gulf State Park on the southwest.

Water Source and Capacity

The Authority gets its water from eight wells; two of the wells are located on the island and six wells are located north of the canal. The Authority’s storage capacity is ten million gallons, including a six-million gallon tank on Hwy 161, a one-million gallon tank at the water authority office, a one-million gallon tank on Canal Road, a one-million gallon tank on Ono Island and a one-million gallon tank on Roscoe Road.

Did you know?

Orange Beach Water Authority is the only supplier of potable water in our service area.