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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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At New Great Park Ice, the Rinks Use Recycled Water2016 World Junior Figure Skating champion Marin Honda of Japan takes Great Park Ice for a spin during warmups for...
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Save Water: Fix a Leak and Win PrizesIn honor of Fix a Leak Week, March 18–24, IRWD customers can win a $200 or $100 Home Depot gift...
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Spring Forward for Water EfficiencyEvenings will become lighter beginning Sunday, March 10, 2019, as we set our clocks forward one hour for daylight saving...
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Calling all Student Artists - 2019 Water Awareness Poster ContestThe Irvine Ranch Water District invites students to create a poster that shows how to use water wisely at home,...
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2019 Science Fair Water-Related Project WinnersIrvine Ranch Water District participated in project judging for the annual Irvine Unified School District Science Fair on Feb. 6,...
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IRWD Data Drives Smart SprinklersChanges in the weather say a lot about your landscape’s water needs. That’s why IRWD operates three weather stations—in the...
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Sign Up Now for Water ToursCurious where your drinking water comes from and what happens to it after it disappears down the drain? Get answers...
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Love Your Water District: the 411What is Irvine Ranch Water District and what do we do? Here is a primer: We are a California special district—an...
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Recycled Water, Green CommunitiesThis is drought country. So how do we keep your faucets flowing while keeping the community so green and beautiful?...
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What a Water Year It WasIRWD works hard to see that our customers get the best in drinking water, recycled water and sewer services. To...
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2019 Water Efficiency ChallengeThe New Year is a time of renewal and reflection. For 2019, the IRWD Water Efficiency team encourages you to...