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Eastwood Recycled Water Pump Station

Irvine Ranch Water District will be constructing a 6,800-square-foot recycled water pump station at Irvine Boulevard and Jeffrey Road in Irvine to enhance the District’s recycled water delivery systems, which are used primarily to irrigate landscapes and medians.

Most construction will take place on site; however, some road work and lane closures will be required across Irvine Boulevard to install pipeline that connects the pumps to the network.

Construction of the facility is scheduled from Fal... Continue Reading »

Irvine Ranch Water District will be installing a second, smaller reservoir at Sand Canyon Avenue and Elysian to increase water storage capacity and create a necessary backup supply of drinking water that will ensure uninterrupted service to Irvine residents. The site is owned and operated by IRWD and contains several drinking-water-related facilities, including a large reservoir.

The project has been designed to maintain the visual character of the neighborhood and to minimize the visual impact o... Continue Reading »

IRWD is upgrading 4,500 feet of recycled-water pipeline that runs along the Coral Cay/Seawatch fire access road between the Crystal Cove and Pacific Ridge communities in Newport Coast. The pipeline delivers the outdoor water used for irrigating the landscape on HOA property and at some homes in the upper elevations of the Crystal Cove community. This work will prevent leaks in the line, which have caused outages and required repairs in the past.

To minimize construction impacts, the District will... Continue Reading »

Irvine Ranch Water District is rehabilitating a sewer lift station and replacing 3,000 linear feet of ductile iron pipe with a CIPP liner, installed through existing and new manholes. The project also includes the construction of a new building that will complement the existing structure and house a new odor-control chemical feed system, electrical components and controls. The new building will consist of block masonry with stucco exterior and a tile roof that matches the existing building.

The project is... Continue Reading »

Construction at the Baker Water Treatment Plant has been completed, but other unrelated projects nearby may affect neighbors.

The map below identifies projects planned or underway just east of the plant.

Lennar parcels: In the areas bordered in yellow, the Serrano Summit housing development is under construction by Lennar Homes of California. Please contact Lennar Homes of California Project Manager Vivian Extale at 949-349-8000. City of Lake Forest: For information on plans for a new civic ce... Continue Reading »
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