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Chilling with Recycled Water: IRWD, UCI Save 80 Million Gallons of Drinking Water a Year

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Irvine Ranch Water District and the University of California, Irvine, have dedicated UCI’s renovated Central Plant — retrofitted to use recycled water for cooling campus buildings.

The most significant conservation accomplishment in UCI’s 50-year collaboration with IRWD, the Central Plant conversion will save more than 80 million gallons of drinking water annually – roughly what 3,300 households use in a year.

For more than half a century, IRWD has been a national leader in the production ... Continue Reading »

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A household's outdoor water use can be as high as 60% for irrigation and watering – save money and water use with one of our outdoor rebates.

Receive $4 per nozzle when you replace at least 30 of your conventional spray heads with high-efficiency nozzles. These types of nozzles apply water slowly and uniformly to your landscape, encouraging healthy plant growth. Receive $90 per eligible drip irrigation kit and $0.20 per square foot when you replace your spray head sprin... Continue Reading »
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July is Smart Irrigation Month and IRWD is spotlighting the use of recycled water in local landscaping. Fun fact: 80% of the public and commercial irrigated landscape in our service area—including parks, medians and golf courses—is watered with recycled water.

IRWD’s recycled water is not for drinking or for other uses inside the home. But it is vital to IRWD’s water-efficiency program and a driver of the local economy, because every gallon of recycled water saves a gallon of drinking water. Each ... Continue Reading »

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Thanks to all of the IRWD customers who joined us July 10 for our Tap Water 101 community workshop. If you missed it, check out our new 3-minute video, “Journey of a Water Sample.” You’ll tag along with real IRWD scientists and water system operators as water makes its way to your drinking glass, sippy cup or pasta pot. Cheers!

 

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Summer marks the official start of fire season: a time when high heat, dry brush and whipping winds spark an incendiary threat to nature, homes and humans.

Irvine Ranch Water District keeps watch to respond to fires and any corresponding loss of power in our service area, patrolling canyon areas and monitoring remote operations. It’s our job to ensure that facilities are protected and that water continues to be delivered to your tap and made available to firefighters battling blazes.

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