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Save Water: Fix a Leak and Win Prizes


In honor of Fix a Leak Week, March 18–24, IRWD customers can win a $200 or $100 Home Depot gift card—just for checking for water leaks. First, complete our 10- to 15-minute online training course and quiz. Then, for a chance to win, submit a photo or video of yourself checking for leaks around your home.

To learn: Take the training and quiz at Training includes a three-minute video on how to find and fix leaks.

To enter: For contest details and to submit your... Continue Reading »


Evenings will become lighter beginning Sunday, March 10, 2019, as we set our clocks forward one hour for daylight saving time.

Remember to make this adjustment to your clocks before you go to bed Saturday night.

The semiannual time changes coincide with seasonal changes in weather, when irrigation controllers and sprinkler times should change. Your landscape’s water needs decrease as the days get shorter and cooler, and increase as days get longer and hotter, so it’s a good idea to check your ... Continue Reading »


The Irvine Ranch Water District invites students to create a poster that shows how to use water wisely at home, school, business or in agriculture, or show how saving water can help the environment. Winning posters will be submitted to regional competitions sponsored by the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California and Municipal Water District of Orange County. Top posters may be selected to appear in the water awareness calendar for 2020. Posters will be selected based on the originality and clarity of ... Continue Reading »


Irvine Ranch Water District participated in project judging for the annual Irvine Unified School District Science Fair on Feb. 6, 2019, at Northwood High School. Students entered dozens of water-related projects, and four were chosen for recognition. Students will be honored at the IRWD board meeting on May 29, and the winning students’ schools will each receive $100 toward their science education programs. IRWD has sponsored the IUSD Science Fair since its inception and congratulates the following students.Continue Reading »


Changes in the weather say a lot about your landscape’s water needs. That’s why IRWD operates three weather stations—in the coastal, central and foothill regions—to continually monitor site-specific data such as temperature, solar radiation, wind and humidity. The information gathered is used to calculate the amount of water landscape needs to thrive in its specific climate zone.

IRWD recently moved its central weather station to a facility operated by the University of California Agriculture and ... Continue Reading »

Annual Cleanup Draws More than 150 VolunteersA trio of discarded bicycle frames, the tattered arm of an over-stuffed sofa, a weather-worn soccer ball and hundreds of discarded cigarette butts and snack wrappers were among the items found during this year’s Annual Watershed Cleanup Day event sponsored...
A Refuge to Inspire Your LandscapeTake a trip to the San Joaquin Marsh and Wildlife Sanctuary—a hidden gem in Irvine. The RightScape demonstration garden surrounding the Visitors Center has more than three dozen plant varieties, each identified with a plant marker and QR code for...
Happy to See Green? Thank Our Purple PipesLet’s be honest. We love our treelined streets, verdant medians and common areas that define the Irvine Ranch Water District. And while other communities are cutting back on their landscaping, ours continues to flourish. Since 1963, IRWD has been implementing a...
IRWD Data Drives Smart SprinklersChanges in the weather say a lot about your landscape’s water needs. That’s why IRWD operates three weather stations—in the...
Sign Up Now for Water ToursCurious where your drinking water comes from and what happens to it after it disappears down the drain? Get answers...
Love Your Water District: the 411What is Irvine Ranch Water District and what do we do? Here is a primer: We are a California special district—an...
Recycled Water, Green CommunitiesThis is drought country. So how do we keep your faucets flowing while keeping the community so green and beautiful?...
What a Water Year It WasIRWD works hard to see that our customers get the best in drinking water, recycled water and sewer services. To...
2019 Water Efficiency ChallengeThe New Year is a time of renewal and reflection. For 2019, the IRWD Water Efficiency team encourages you to...
$32,000 in ACWA Scholarships Available in 2019As a member of the Association of California Water Agencies, Irvine Ranch Water District is proud to share several ACWA...
Project Wins Public-Private Partnership AwardIrvine Ranch Water District’s award-winning Energy Storage Project, which will save water customers half a million dollars a year, has...
Board Selects New President, Vice PresidentThe Irvine Ranch Water District Board of Directors has selected Steven E. LaMar to serve as president and Mary Aileen...
Fourth Public Hearing Evaluating Change in IRWD Election ProcessNOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING IRVINE RANCH WATER DISTRICT Public Hearing on Evaluating a Change in the Elections Process for the Irvine Ranch...
Hydrant Flush Ensures Quality of Drinking Water Water mains need a good flushing every once in a while to keep them clean. It’s a process that raises...

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