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A Refuge to Inspire Your Landscape

Take a trip to the San Joaquin Marsh and Wildlife Sanctuary—a hidden gem in Irvine. The RightScape demonstration garden surrounding the Visitors Center has more than three dozen plant varieties, each identified with a plant marker and QR code for mobile access to plant-care details. California native and non-native drought-tolerant plants are featured in two distinct sections of the landscape. Interpretive signs show how they differ in their growing characteristics and water needs.

Additional signs illustrate how efficient irrigation technology and scheduling keep the garden looking healthy. A stormwater bioswale, consisting of river rocks and stones, runs prominently through the demo garden—to collect rain or irrigation water, helping it seep into the ground instead of running off-site.

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Sign Up Now for Fall Resident ToursCurious where your water comes from or how it is managed? IRWD hosts tours each year for those who live or...
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Happy to See Green? Thank Our Purple PipesLet’s be honest. We love our treelined streets, verdant medians and common areas that define the Irvine Ranch Water District....
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Chilling with Recycled Water: IRWD, UCI Save 80 Million Gallons of Drinking Water a YearUC Irvine and Irvine Ranch Water District officials toss ceremonial buckets of water into the cooling towers to kick off...
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Summer Savings with IRWD RebatesA household's outdoor water use can be as high as 60% for irrigation and watering – save money and water...
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Efficiency Thrives with Recycled WaterJuly is Smart Irrigation Month and IRWD is spotlighting the use of recycled water in local landscaping. Fun fact: 80%...
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How the IRWD Team Safeguards Your WaterThanks to all of the IRWD customers who joined us July 10 for our Tap Water 101 community workshop. If...
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IRWD Takes Precautions Against Fire, and You Can TooSummer marks the official start of fire season: a time when high heat, dry brush and whipping winds spark an...
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IRWD Customers Enjoy Free — and Guilt-Free — Recycled Water for PlantsComing from South Africa, Analize Mans likes a lush, green garden, and she tends hers guilt-free. She is one of many...
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IRWD Students Reign in Water Poster ContestCongratulations to Foothill Ranch Elementary fourth-grader Adrianna Hou. She was honored at the Discovery Cube as a grand-prizevwinner for her grade group...
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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...