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What a Water Year It Was

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IRWD works hard to see that our customers get the best in drinking water, recycled water and sewer services. To that end, we seek out innovative and cost-effective ways to improve on what we do. Here are some of the District’s top accomplishments for 2018.

Drinking water: We secured a $67.5 million grant from the California Water Commission to enhance water banking projects in Kern County, which serve as emergency water supplies for our customers.

Recycled water: We provided recycled water to ir... Continue Reading »

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This is drought country. So how do we keep your faucets flowing while keeping the community so green and beautiful? In a fast-paced new video, real IRWD employees take you behind the scenes—showing how they transform your used water into recycled water for landscape irrigation and other surprising uses. Watch at irwd.com/services/recycled-water.

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The New Year is a time of renewal and reflection. For 2019, the IRWD Water Efficiency team encourages you to learn new ways to save. Here are a few of their ideas.

Amy McNulty, WE manager: Run an irrigation system check in your yard. Turn on all sprinkler stations to make sure the system is operating properly and that no irrigation lines or sprinklers are broken.

Melody Seesangrit, WE specialist: When shopping for toilets, showerheads, bathroom faucets, irrigation controllers, or spray sprinkler b... Continue Reading »

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As a member of the Association of California Water Agencies, Irvine Ranch Water District is proud to share several ACWA scholarship opportunities for high-achieving graduate or undergraduate students majoring in a water resources-related field.

The Stephen K. Hall ACWA Water Law & Policy Scholarship ($10,000) is awarded annually to one graduate student majoring in law, policy or public administration with a focus or concentration in California water resources. This scholarship was created in 2007 to honor ... Continue Reading »
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Irvine Ranch Water District’s award-winning Energy Storage Project, which will save water customers half a million dollars a year, has earned another prestigious prize for public-private partnership, the District announced today.

The Orange County Business Council presented its Best Public-Private Partnership Award to the project, honoring collaboration between the District, Macquarie Capital, Advanced Microgrid Solutions and Southern California Edison.

Macquarie Group is owner and operator of t... Continue Reading »

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Recycled Water Filling Station ClosesIRWD’s Residential Recycled Water Filling Station closed permanently this month. The last day of operation was Oct. 15. Thank you...

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