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Oct 10,2020 | 14:03 PM
Irvine Ranch Water District has been recognized by water professionals and organizations around the nation as a Utility of the Future Today — a formal designation given to agencies that have demonstrated forward-thinking, innovative approaches to trends in the industry today. This is IRWD’s first UoTF award, granted in recognition of...More
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Sep 09,2020 | 11:26 AM
Local firefighters warn that wildfire risks are on the rise. So take control of your vulnerabilities. How you maintain and landscape...
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Sep 09,2020 | 07:22 AM
Disasters don’t wait. Make your plan today. That’s the tagline for this year’s National Preparedness Month, an annual observance in...
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Sep 09,2020 | 15:47 PM
It happens every summer. Seasonal spikes in temperatures send cockroaches scampering to seek shelter in cool, damp quarters –...
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Aug 08,2020 | 09:48 AM
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Jul 07,2020 | 07:46 AM
  Water and energy are fundamentally linked: Energy is needed to pump, treat and distribute water, and water is used to generate...
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Jun 06,2020 | 16:02 PM
California is facing an extended fire season. And like last year, temporary power outages likely will occur to prevent electrical...

IRWD Receives Prestigious Utility of the Future Designation

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Irvine Ranch Water District has been recognized by water professionals and organizations around the nation as a Utility of the Future Today — a formal designation given to agencies that have demonstrated forward-thinking, innovative approaches to trends in the industry today.

This is IRWD’s first UoTF award, granted in recognition of the District’s recycled water programs and infrastructure. Judging for the award is done by members of a selection committee consisting of peer utility general managers... Continue Reading »

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Too much pressure is a bad thing – for us, our garden sprinklers, and ultimately for California’s water supply.

Most spray head sprinklers are set for about 30 pounds per square inch. But the water flowing into the system is frequently higher – causing them to mist and overspray, which wastes significant amounts water.

That’s why California this month began requiring that all irrigation spray sprinkler bodies sold in stores be pressure-regulated for better efficiency.

The new spray... Continue Reading »

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Smart technology offers several new add-on devices that can monitor and send you real-time alerts about your water use. Some will shut off the water to your home if a leak is detected.

If you are looking into getting one of these devices, take heed: IRWD does not permit the type affixed to the water meter. If we find one, or any other unauthorized equipment inside the meter box, we will remove it.

Why? IRWD owns the water meter, the meter box and everything inside it. We prohibit tamperin... Continue Reading »

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As part of California’s fourth annual Water Professionals Appreciation Week, Irvine Ranch Water District is pleased to celebrate the people who provide safe, plentiful water and reliable sewer service.

“Water Professionals Appreciation Week is a great time to say thank you to IRWD’s talented and dedicated employees,” General Manager Paul Cook said. “Now more than ever, as we work through the pandemic, we provide a truly essential service for our community.”

Recent labor studies estimat... Continue Reading »

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Local firefighters warn that wildfire risks are on the rise. So take control of your vulnerabilities. How you maintain and landscape the five feet around your home or business can make a big difference.

Keep the corners of the building clear of combustible materials. Use noncombustible mulch, such as rock. Keep the lawn properly irrigated and use low-growing, non-woody plants. Shrubs and trees are not recommended in the five-foot zone. Remove dead vegetation and avoid the accumulation of fallen leaves, ... Continue Reading »