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Nov 11,2019 | 15:45 PM
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...More

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Oct 10,2019 | 14:10 PM
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Everything flushed or sent down the drain in IRWD’s service area flows into a 1,100-mile network of sewer pipelines that wind their...
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Irvine Ranch Water District won its first United States Environmental Protection Agency WaterSense Award for Excellence in Education...
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IRWD’s Efficiency Program Receives High Honors from Orange County Business Council

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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 »

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A map of the United States shows a clustering of locator pins in the Northeast and Midwest, but just one solitary marker in California: identifying Irvine Ranch Water District’s San Joaquin Marsh and Wildlife Sanctuary as the only Wetland of Distinction in the state.

The international Society of Wetland Scientists this month named the ecological preserve one of just 32 in the nation to qualify for the honor. Candidates are judged based on biology, ecology, conservation status and public access for high-... Continue Reading »

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Have you noticed a sudden increase in your water bill? This could be a symptom of several possible causes. But don’t worry. We’re here to help. Take these steps to find the problem:

Turn off all water and check your meter to see if the dial is still spinning. (If it is, you probably have a leak.) Run a test of your irrigation system to check for broken sprinkler heads—or puddles that indicate a cracked pipe. Check that your irrigation timer is properly set. (After a power outage, default settings c... Continue Reading »
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It’s the holiday season—time for our festive little reminder that pouring fats, oils or grease down a sink can be unhealthy, costly and, well … gross.

Grease in the sink can lead to sewer clogs, and clogs can lead to sewage backing up into your home or business, spilling onto the street, or finding its way into storm drains and to the beach. (Not the charming holiday scene you dream of.)

Cleanup can be expensive for homeowners, and especially for businesses such as restaurants, which can be ... Continue Reading »

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The threat of wildfires has prompted electric utilities throughout California to turn off power temporarily in high-risk areas to reduce the likelihood of a fire starting from power lines and related equipment. But IRWD is ready.

Irvine Ranch Water District is prepared to continue operating during these Public Safety Power Shutoffs (PSPS) and other events with the use of backup generators, daily monitoring of local weather, ongoing planning and preparation, and clearly established communication l... Continue Reading »