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Lake Forest Woods Sewer Improvement Project

To guard against damage during flood events, Irvine Ranch Water District plans to relocate vulnerable sewer lines in the creek areas of the Lake Forest and Lake Forest II communities.

The project will relocate the most vulnerable portions of the existing sewer outside of the high flow line of the creek. Some of the new pipes will be installed using trenchless construction methods to minimize disruption to the community and some will require open cut trenching.

Maintaining the aesthetics of the area is an important part of the project design. The project will be designed to minimize tree removals where possible and any tree removed as a part of this project will be replaced with a species from the communities’ pre-approved list on a one-to-one basis. Minimum replacement size will be a 36-inch box.

Access improvements will also be included in the project to allow maintenance of the existing and new sewer facilities. Some portions of the existing access roads will be repaved, and other existing trails, particularly along the creeks, will be improved with compacted gravel to maintain the natural aesthetics of the area.

Construction is expected to begin in 2024.

For specific questions regarding the project, please contact IRWD’s Communications Department at 949-453-5500 or