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Save Water: Fix a Leak and Win Prizes

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In honor of Fix a Leak Week, March 18–24, IRWD customers can win a $200 or $100 Home Depot gift card—just for checking for water leaks. First, complete our 10- to 15-minute online training course and quiz. Then, for a chance to win, submit a photo or video of yourself checking for leaks around your home.

To learn: Take the training and quiz at RightScapeNow.com/training-center. Training includes a three-minute video on how to find and fix leaks.

To enter: For contest details and to submit your... Continue Reading »

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Evenings will become lighter beginning Sunday, March 10, 2019, as we set our clocks forward one hour for daylight saving time.

Remember to make this adjustment to your clocks before you go to bed Saturday night.

The semiannual time changes coincide with seasonal changes in weather, when irrigation controllers and sprinkler times should change. Your landscape’s water needs decrease as the days get shorter and cooler, and increase as days get longer and hotter, so it’s a good idea to check your ... Continue Reading »

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The Irvine Ranch Water District invites students to create a poster that shows how to use water wisely at home, school, business or in agriculture, or show how saving water can help the environment. Winning posters will be submitted to regional competitions sponsored by the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California and Municipal Water District of Orange County. Top posters may be selected to appear in the water awareness calendar for 2020. Posters will be selected based on the originality and clarity of ... Continue Reading »

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Irvine Ranch Water District participated in project judging for the annual Irvine Unified School District Science Fair on Feb. 6, 2019, at Northwood High School. Students entered dozens of water-related projects, and four were chosen for recognition. Students will be honored at the IRWD board meeting on May 29, and the winning students’ schools will each receive $100 toward their science education programs. IRWD has sponsored the IUSD Science Fair since its inception and congratulates the following students.Continue Reading »

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Changes in the weather say a lot about your landscape’s water needs. That’s why IRWD operates three weather stations—in the coastal, central and foothill regions—to continually monitor site-specific data such as temperature, solar radiation, wind and humidity. The information gathered is used to calculate the amount of water landscape needs to thrive in its specific climate zone.

IRWD recently moved its central weather station to a facility operated by the University of California Agriculture and ... Continue Reading »

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