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Recycled Water Filling Station Closes

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IRWD’s Residential Recycled Water Filling Station closed permanently this month. The last day of operation was Oct. 15. Thank you to our customers who used the filling station.

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IRWD is proud to announce the launch of a newly redesigned homepage for our plant database website—RightScape Resources. The site offers relevant content, new technology and simple navigation, with a new, aesthetically pleasing look and feel.

The site features landscape ideas and tips on seeking professional advice, plus current information about IRWD’s services and programs, such as water efficiency rebates. It’s waiting for you to discover at RightScapeResources.com.

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Lake Forest prides itself on meandering greenbelts and plentiful parks. Keeping them vibrant takes water—and recycled water is becoming the go-to source to irrigate the city’s public spaces.

IRWD is partnering right now with Lake Forest to convert irrigation systems along public parkways near Bake Parkway, Toledo Way and Jeronimo Road to use recycled water. Flowing through new purple pipe, this highly treated and disinfected sewer water is most commonly used for irrigation. The project, now under cons... Continue Reading »

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Water Professionals Appreciation Week was established in 2017 by Senate Concurrent Resolution 80, by Sen. Bill Dodd (D-Napa). Recent labor studies estimate that 60,000 people work in California’s water industry and it needs roughly 6,000 new employees each year due to turnover. The water industry offers a wide variety of rewarding career opportunities in engineering, biology, finance, business administration, law, communications and many more types of positions in high-demand occupations.

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California’s voracious wildfires require a rapid and aggressive response from fire crews.

Quite often, that means calling in fixed-wing and rotorcraft air attacks to combat challenging conflagrations by dropping water onto the flames.

Irvine Ranch Water District’s open reservoirs are continuously available and frequently used for these purposes.

Even when there is no blaze in sight, local firefighters and other emergency response teams practice their aerial attacks at IRWD reservoirs.<... Continue Reading »

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