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Cheers! A Restaurant Star is Born

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CUCINA enoteca Irvine has the honor of being the first restaurant awarded WaterStar Restaurant Certification by Irvine Ranch Water District. The fashionable eatery also celebrates its eighth anniversary at the Irvine Spectrum Center this month.

The restaurant saves water and energy with an EPA EnergyStar-certified commercial dishwasher and an air-cooled ice machine. CUCINA enoteca also installed high-efficiency toilets and faucets and took advantage of free water-efficient prerinse spray valves provided b... Continue Reading »

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The Metropolitan Water District of Southern California and local water agencies have teamed up with the California Native Plant Society to bring more native plants to the region’s homes and gardens.

The pilot program boosts the number and variety of native plants offered at local nurseries and ensures consumers have the information they need to plant and maintain these water-efficient flowers, trees, shrubs and succulents.

Through the pilot, staff at participating nurseries will receive training... Continue Reading »

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Irvine Ranch Water District Board President Steven LaMar has been elected to a two-year term as president of the Association of California Water Agencies, the largest statewide coalition of public water agencies in the nation.

ACWA members elected him to his new role after two years as the association’s vice president. His term as president will begin in January.

LaMar, a water policy and planning expert, has served on the IRWD Board of Directors since 2009, including terms as president in 2019,... Continue Reading »

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The Irvine Ranch Water District Board of Directors this week elected Mary Aileen Matheis to serve as president, and Douglas Reinhart to serve as vice president for 2020. The selections were made at the Dec. 16 meeting.

Matheis, a lawyer and member of the Orange County Association of Realtors, has served on the IRWD Board of Directors since 1988. She previously served as president in 2001, 2012 and 2016, and as vice president for eight of the past 30 years.

Reinhart, a licensed civil engineer with ... Continue Reading »

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Area businesses are doing a lot to save water – 250 million gallons’ worth – thanks to Irvine Ranch Water District’s WaterStar program, which was honored with an award from one of Orange County’s most prominent business organizations.

The Orange County Business Council, at its annual “Turning Red Tape into Red Carpet” reception, presented the District and its WaterStar program with the Sustainable and Green Development Award for working with businesses to help them identify effective ways to... Continue Reading »