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Diverse Water Portfolio Protects IRWD Customers from Water Supply Disruption

IRWD will continue to provide uninterrupted service during temporary water supply outages due to MWD water supply facility maintenance projects or projected drought conditions.

In January 2014, IRWD customers will see the benefit of a proactive water supply diversification program in place at the Irvine Ranch Water District for over 20 years. The Metropolitan Water District of Southern California (MWD) will embark on an important water supply maintenance and refurbishment program in early 2014 that is expected to cause temporary water supply issues in some southern California areas. Due to careful planning and a growing non-reliance on water from MWD, IRWD customers will continue to receive uninterrupted water service.

IRWD drinking water comes from two primary sources: local groundwater and imported water from the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California. Since 1990, IRWD has worked hard to develop alternative water supply sources to reduce reliance on costly imported water supplies. As a result, IRWD reliance on imported water has dropped dramatically and our customers have a high level of water supply reliability, all while receiving the lowest water rates in Orange County.

IRWD Water Supply Portfolio:  Then and Now

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While by no means an exhaustive list, here is a snapshot of proactive programs and projects that are working to support water supply reliability and cost efficiencies for our customers:

Local Water Treatment Facilities:

Recycled Water Projects:

To learn more about IRWD’s programs that encourage customers to become more water use efficient and our innovative water banking program, please visit www.irwd.com or http://www.irwd.com/save-water-money.

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