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Money-Saving Tesla Batteries Arrive at IRWD’s Water Recycling Plant


A caravan of 18-wheelers and large hoisting cranes completed delivery on Tuesday of 75 high-efficiency Tesla batteries to the Michelson Water Recycling Plant, where they will be installed as part of Irvine Ranch Water District’s money-saving Energy Storage Program.

For those keeping a running tally – that makes two sites down, nine more to go.

Even with many shipments, setups and connections still needed to make the overall project complete, IRWD General Manager Paul Cook said the Energy Stora... Continue Reading »


Miracle Tree Water Purification project by student Jenna Schindele.

Irvine Ranch Water District participated in project judging for the annual Irvine Unified School District Science Fair on Feb. 27 at Portola High School. Students entered more than 35 water-related projects, and four were chosen for recognition. Students will be honored at the IRWD board meeting May 29, and the winning students’ schools will each receive $100 toward their science edu... Continue Reading »


Mary Aileen Matheis, Peer Swan, Sean Joyce, Paul Cook, Steven E. LaMar and Douglas Reinhart participate in the commendation. 

Irvine Ranch Water District has commended Irvine City Manager Sean Joyce for his 14 years of service to Irvine.

“He has set a pattern that will move the city forward,” IRWD Director Mary Aileen Matheis said of Joyce, who is retiring this month.

Joyce joined the City of Irvine in July 2004 with more than a decade of experience in city administration. Under his... Continue Reading »


Newport Beach Animal Control Officer Nick Ott recently released this rehabilitated white penguin back to the wild at IRWD’s San Joaquin Marsh and Wildlife Sanctuary. More than 282 bird species and 121 native plant species are supported within the 321 acres of the Sanctuary. A place of quiet enjoyment, the Sanctuary also contains over 12.3 miles of nature trails for visitors to savor while hiking, bird watching and studying nature. It is free and open to the public from dawn to dusk, seven days a week. For a map... Continue Reading »


Sunny Lee and Yvonne Margo of IRWD accept the award from Eric Garcia of ehs International

The IRWD Safety and Security team has been granted the 2017 Safety Champion Award from ehs International, Inc. – this is the first time IRWD has received this honor.

ehs International focuses on environmental and occupational health and safety. The voting panel was composed of safety specialists, including a certified industrial hygienist, a certified safety specialist, and construction health and safety te... 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 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...
Trim the Tree and Turn Down the TapThe holiday season can be a frenzied time. While you’re running here and there all around the square, make sure...
Reinhart is Board President for 2018Douglas J. Reinhart, left, and Steven E. LaMar. The Irvine Ranch Water District Board of Directors has selected Douglas J. Reinhart...
LaMar Elected ACWA Vice PresidentIrvine Ranch Water District Director Steven E. LaMar has been elected vice president of the Association of California Water Agencies. “It’s...
IRWD Lauded for Efficient Energy UseSouthern California Edison has presented the Irvine Ranch Water District with a $139,047 incentive check for energy savings related to...
Take a Holiday from Gunked Up PipesThe holidays are stressful enough, right? Don’t create headaches by clogging your drains or gunking up the sewer system. De-gunking drives up...
Did You Use More Water During Canyon 2 Fire?IRWD takes a pro-active approach to ensure a safe and reliable water supply, especially during an emergency.  If you incurred...
Meet IRWD at Upcoming Community EventsJoin the Irvine Ranch Water District for the following events this month. Sept. 23: Irvine Global Village Festival (10 a.m. to...

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