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IRWD Customers Use 19% Less Water in June, Exceed Water Savings from June 2015

During the month of June, IRWD customers proved they remain strongly committed to water conservation by decreasing drinking water consumption 19% from June 2013 water use levels. The savings achieved in June 2016 builds upon the success of last summer when IRWD customers were able to reduce June 2015 water use by 12.3% compared to June 2013.

“We’re very impressed and pleased with June’s results,” said Mary Aileen Matheis, President of the IRWD Board of Directors. “We just can’t say enough good things about the wonderful job that our customers are doing to continue using less water this summer,” added Ms. Matheis.

While water conservation increased in the IRWD service area in June, statewide water savings were slightly reduced for the month. Overall, the state saved about 21% in June 2016 compared to June 2013.

With the optimal planting season approaching quickly, now is a great time for customers to begin planning their fall landscape renovation projects. IRWD continues to offer two turf removal programs that help customers replace their lawns with drought friendly landscapes.

The standard turf removal program offers up to $2 per square foot of lawn removed, while the turnkey turf removal program gives customers the option of having a landscape professional do all the design and installation work for the customer, from start to finish, for a very reasonable net cost of $3 per square foot.

Several upcoming landscape-related workshops will be held to help educate IRWD customers on how to successfully transform their landscapes into thriving, water-efficient outdoor living spaces. 

The Right Plants Workshop
September 14 – 6 to 8 PM
15600 Sand Canyon Avenue in Irvine

Learn about what plants are the best options for your water-efficient landscape and how to properly care for them.

Urban Landscape and Garden Education Expo
September 24 – 9 AM to 2 PM
7601 Irvine Blvd in Irvine

Get all the information you need to create a water efficient landscape. Workshops, industry experts, vendors and landscape displays will be on site. Hands-on activities for children and adults will also be offered. 

Fall into Winter Gardening Workshop
September 28 – 6 to 8 PM
15600 Sand Canyon Avenue in Irvine

Prepare for the upcoming planting season. Learn about rain water harvesting, creating a plant list, planting considerations, pruning, soils, inspecting your sprinkler system and overall landscape care that will aid you in your gardening efforts. 

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