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Sea & Sage Summer Camp Enrollment


Registration is open for Sea & Sage Audubon Society’s nature day camps. The organization offers a variety of camps at IRWD’s beautiful San Joaquin Marsh and Wildlife Sanctuary: Fledgling Camp for children ages 7 and 8; Marsh Birds Camp for ages 9 to 12; plus Advanced Bird Camp and Birds, Bugs, Blossoms for 11 and older.

Each camp features daily nature walks, journaling, research and art projects. Information and enrollment forms are available at Register today, because camps fil... Continue Reading »


Your toilet is not the place to dump unmentionables. Many products are unsuitable for flushing, including sanitary products, wipes and medications.

Each year, the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration hosts National Prescription Drug Take Back Day to prevent drugs, particularly opioids, from getting into the wrong hands. In 2017, the event collected a record 456 tons of pills.

In observance of this year’s Take Back Day on April 28, IRWD reminds you not to flush medications. Take them to a collect... Continue Reading »


Will you pledge to conserve water this month? If so, you and your city could both be winners.

Before the end of April, just click on and make a series of online pledges as part of the Wyland National Mayor’s Challenge for Water Conservation. Cities with the most pledges in each of five population categories will win. And participants from winning cities will be entered to receive hundreds of environmentally friendly prizes, such as $5,000 for home utilities, water-saving fixtures and h... Continue Reading »


The Irvine Ranch Water District Board of Directors has begun the public process to evaluate moving from an at-large election process to division-based elections. The resolution titled “Intent to Initiate the Process of Establishing Divisions and Elections by Divisions” was formally adopted by the IRWD Board on April 2, 2018.

IRWD currently uses an at-large method to elect the members of its Board of Directors. The at-large method allows voters from the entire service area to elect each of the five mem... Continue Reading »


In recognition of its ongoing commitment to open governance and operations, Irvine Ranch Water District this week was awarded the District Transparency Certificate of Excellence from the Special District Leadership Foundation, an organization that since 1999 has promoted excellence in local government.

SDLF created the certificate program to promote public transparency and give agencies an opportunity to showcase their methods for engaging with the... Continue Reading »

IRWD Wins Innovation Award For Energy Storage ProgramThe IRWD Energy Storage Project was recently selected as a winner at the 6th Annual Golden Hub of Innovation Awards by the Association of California Cities - Orange County (ACC-OC). The Golden Hub of Innovation Awards recognizes local agencies, cities and...
IRWD Professionals Assure Water QualityWhen it comes to delivering safe water to our customers, the bottom line is that Irvine Ranch Water District meets or exceeds all state and federal guidelines for drinking water. Ensuring that quality on a day-to-day basis is the primary responsibility...
Posters Chosen for Annual ContestFive posters created by students who attend school in the Irvine Ranch Water District service area were selected for judging in the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California’s “Water is Life” poster contest. IRWD judges selected the posters from among many...
IRWD Evaluating Changes to Election Process The Irvine Ranch Water District Board of Directors has begun the public process to evaluate moving from an at-large election...
UCI Achieves Star-Quality EfficiencyPlease join us in congratulating the University of California, Irvine, for earning IRWD’s WaterStar Certification. UCI achieved this recognition by...
IRWD Receives Certificate of Excellence, Honoring Transparency With the PublicIn recognition of its ongoing commitment to open governance and operations, Irvine Ranch Water District this week was awarded the...
Money-Saving Tesla Batteries Arrive at IRWD’s Water Recycling PlantA caravan of 18-wheelers and large hoisting cranes completed delivery on Tuesday of 75 high-efficiency Tesla batteries to the Michelson...
IRWD Honors Students for Water-Related Projects at IUSD Science FairMiracle Tree Water Purification project by student Jenna Schindele. Irvine Ranch Water District participated in project judging for the annual Irvine...
Rescued Pelican Released at San Joaquin MarshNewport Beach Animal Control Officer Nick Ott recently released this rehabilitated white penguin back to the wild at IRWD’s San...
IRWD Commends Retiring Irvine City ManagerMary Aileen Matheis, Peer Swan, Sean Joyce, Paul Cook, Steven E. LaMar and Douglas Reinhart participate in the commendation.  Irvine Ranch Water District...
IRWD Recognized as Safety ChampionSunny Lee and Yvonne Margo of IRWD accept the award from Eric Garcia of ehs International The IRWD Safety and Security...
2018 Water Resolutions From Your IRWD TeamFrom left: Enrique Zanetti, Lauren Gautschi, Amy McNulty, Luis Genis, Nathan Lacy, Allan Pascual, Juan Garcia, Melody Seesangrit and Joey...
Irvine’s Hyatt House: A WaterStar is BornIrvine Ranch Water District officials congratulate Hyatt House Irvine on becoming a Certified WaterStar Business. From left are Mary Aileen...
Water-Savvy Holiday Gift IdeasLooking for an original gift for your friend, neighbor or family member? We’ve got you covered! These water-efficient presents will...

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