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If you and your family are spending more time at home now, you might be concerned that you will exceed your monthly indoor water...
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We want to assure our customers that your drinking water is safe and reliable. The coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) has no impact...
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Weed All About It! The Dirt is Here!

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Looking for garden inspiration? You can find it in “The Dirt,” IRWD’s new electronic newsletter dedicated to promoting beautiful and water-efficient landscapes in our local Southern California climate.

This quarterly publication will provide helpful tips, resources, and ideas — everything you need to know to create a beautiful outdoor retreat with a plant and color palette that gives your yard interest and saves water, too.

Visit rightscapenow.com/the-dirt to view the spring issu... Continue Reading »

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The COVID-19 pandemic has left many businesses, schools, homes and other buildings unused for weeks. Once people return to these structures, the water needs to be refreshed.

Under normal use, water pipes maintain a chlorine residual that protects public health and aesthetic water quality. Water that sits for a few weeks becomes stagnant.

To restore your building with fresh water, IRWD recommends that you take the following steps:

1. Identify all water taps, toilets, shower and bathtub fixt... Continue Reading »

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Six students who participated in the Irvine Unified School District’s science fair on February 5 were selected for honors by Irvine Ranch Water District for their water-related science fair projects.

IRWD has been involved in the science fair since its inception more than 30 years ago. District professionals have assisted, whether it’s advising during Ask-a-Scientist Night, or judging the water-related science fair projects.

Of the several hundred entries, more than 30 were water-related. Some... Continue Reading »

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We want to assure our customers that your drinking water is safe and reliable. The same holds true for recycled water, which is used primarily for watering public landscape.

Standard treatment processes for both drinking and recycled water eliminate microorganisms and viruses. The coronavirus is particularly susceptible to these disinfection methods.

Drinking water: Most of IRWD’s drinking water comes from deep groundwater wells, which do not contain viruses or other pathogenic organisms.  S... Continue Reading »
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If you and your family are spending more time at home now, you might be concerned that you will exceed your monthly indoor water budget and incur a higher-than-normal monthly water bill. We have good news for you.

We don’t anticipate that you will go over your monthly indoor budget if you have correctly reported the number of people in your home. IRWD water budgets assume single-family homes have four residents, townhomes and condos have three residents, and apartment units have two residents. If more p... Continue Reading »