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Thanks to all of the IRWD customers who joined us July 10 for our Tap Water 101 community workshop. If you missed it, check out our new 3-minute video, “Journey of a Water Sample.” You’ll tag along with real IRWD scientists and water system operators as water makes its way to your drinking glass, sippy cup or pasta pot. Cheers!

 

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Summer marks the official start of fire season: a time when high heat, dry brush and whipping winds spark an incendiary threat to nature, homes and humans.

Irvine Ranch Water District keeps watch to respond to fires and any corresponding loss of power in our service area, patrolling canyon areas and monitoring remote operations. It’s our job to ensure that facilities are protected and that water continues to be delivered to your tap and made available to firefighters battling blazes.

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Coming from South Africa, Analize Mans likes a lush, green garden, and she tends hers guilt-free.

She is one of many hard-core regulars to take advantage of IRWD’s Residential Recycled Water Filling Station, where District customers can drive up and fill their own containers with recycled water, for free.

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Congratulations to Foothill Ranch Elementary fourth-grader Adrianna Hou. She was honored at the Discovery Cube as a grand-prizevwinner for her grade group in the Municipal Water District of Orange County’s Water Awareness PosterContest. She was one of 13 student winners from the IRWD service area.

Adrianna Hou, 4th grade, Foothill Ranch Elementary

 

Ilayda Kublay, 7th grade, South Lake Middle School

 

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IRVINE, Calif. – Advancing the cause of sustainability, Irvine Ranch Water District (IRWD) and Macquarie Capital today announced completion of the nation’s largest energy storage system being used for on-site power – a 2.5 MW/15MWh installation now powering the District’s largest water recycling plant.

The award-winning behind-the-meter battery system at IRWD’s Michelson Water Recycling Plant is the centerpiece of an even larger 7 MW/34MW... Continue Reading »

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2018 Poster Contest FinalistsAbout 400 students entered the Water Awareness Poster Contest. Ten students have been recognized as finalists. Their posters move forward for a chance to be featured in the 2019 Water Awareness Poster Calendar published by the Metropolitan Water District of...
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Ready, Set, QuakeCalifornia is earthquake country and you always want to be ready. IRWD suggests you enroll in the CodeRED® Emergency Alert System to receive updated information in any emergency. Just log on to irwd.com and click “Emergency & CodeRED” in the...
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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 Water Recycling Plant, where they will be installed as part of Irvine Ranch Water District’s money-saving Energy Storage Program. For those...
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IRWD and Macquarie Capital Announce Completion of the Largest Behind-the-Meter Energy Storage Project in the U.S.IRVINE, Calif. – Advancing the cause of sustainability, Irvine Ranch Water District (IRWD) and Macquarie Capital today announced completion of...
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Are You Getting the Right Water Budget for Your Home?IRWD water bills are based on a monthly water budget established for customers based on typical living conditions and water...
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Congrats to Our WaterStar Kawasaki Motors Corp.Our district has a new corporate WaterStar: Kawasaki Motors Corp., U.S.A. (KMC). IRWD’s WaterStar program recognizes and rewards local water-efficient businesses....
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Fall Back: Waste Not, Want NotIt might still feel sweltering outside…but it’s time to dial back your sprinklers. In September, plants’ water needs drop by about...
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Composting Basics: Know the Materials and MethodsTo retain soil moisture while discouraging weeds, Irvine Ranch Water District encourages generous use of mulch to cover garden and...
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Keep Your Water Safe in a StormFloods. Wildfires. Earthquakes. They’ve been in the news lately—and Orange County is not immune. IRWD has multiple safeguards to protect...
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Prudential Overall Supply Named WaterStarIn April, Prudential Overall Supply celebrated its 86th year and was recognized as an IRWD WaterStar. The Irvine-based company, with...
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Bottled vs. Tap? Get the FactsBottled water last year surpassed soda as America’s most popular beverage. It’s a $16-billion-a-year industry, marketing a product that—when purchased...
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Find Out More About Water DesalinationInterested in learning more about desalination?  For more than 50 years, IRWD has made water supply reliability a top priority through...
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2018 IUSD Science Fair Winners Commended at IRWD Board MeetingAt the May 29 board meeting, IRWD staff and board members recognized a group of young students for their top...
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Second 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...

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