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Seawatch Rehabilitation Project

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.

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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.

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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 »

Sand Canyon Reservoir is located in Orange County in the San Joaquin Hills area west of the San Diego Freeway (I-405) adjacent to the Strawberry Hills golf course. The reservoir has a surface area of 42 acres, a storage volume of 768 acre feet and an average depth of 18 feet.  The watershed area is approximately 6.7 square miles (4,288 acres).  The reservoir is currently used for both seasonal and operational storage.

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Rattlesnake Reservoir is an existing reservoir that was formerly used to supply water for agricultural irrigation. 

The reservoir is currently a recycled water storage reservoir owned and operated by the IRWD.  The reservoir retains and effectively treats most dry and wet weather flows.  


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IRWD Wins Innovation Award For Energy Storage ProgramThe IRWD Energy Storage Project was recently selected as a winner at the 6th Annual Golden Hub of Innovation Awards by the Association of California Cities - Orange County (ACC-OC). The Golden Hub of Innovation Awards recognizes local agencies, cities and...
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