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March 24, 2023 9:44PM
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Upcoming events for IRWD customers

IRWD offers educational events to our customers so you can tour our facilities, learn about water efficiency and more. Here's what's coming up in March and April.


Don't Spring a Leak Workshop – Saturday, March 11

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Time: 9-11:30 a.m.
Where: Irvine Ranch Water District Headquarters, 15600 Sand Canyon Ave., Irvine
Registration: This event is free for IRWD customers, but registration is required. Sign up today

Join us for a special workshop where attendees who are IRWD customers can enter to win a Home Depot gift card (up to $100), Rachio Smart Sprinkler Controller, and more prizes! Speakers will highlight how to detect water waste around the home. We’ll discuss how to examine your sprinkler components and find leaks from indoor fixtures. Light refreshments to be served.

Topics at this free in-person workshop will include:
• An introduction to IRWD's WaterInsight Portal – Jake Loukeh, Water Efficiency Specialist
• Checking for indoor leaks – Lauren Gautschi, Water Efficiency Specialist
• Irrigation leaks and repairs – Juan Garcia, Senior Landscape Water Efficiency Specialist and star of The Shed Show
• Understand your bill + residential leak adjustments – Brianna Smith and Kelleen Bosley, Customer Service Specialists


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Plant Ahead at Plantenders Nursery – Saturday, April 1

Time: 9-10:30 a.m.
Where: Plantenders Nursery OC, 15882 Santiago Canyon Road, Silverado
Registration: This event is free for IRWD customers, but registration is required. Sign up today

Spend the morning at Plantenders Nursery with The Shed Show host Juan Garcia. Learn about a variety of climate-appropriate plants for your landscape and how to care for them. Plantenders also invites you to plant ahead by shopping with a special 10% discount.

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IRWD Community Tour – Saturday, May 6

Time: 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Where: Michelson Water Recycling Plant, 15 Riparian View, Irvine
Registration: This event is free for IRWD customers, but registration is required. Sign up today

Tour our Michelson Water Recycling Plant and learn how IRWD treats and reuses the water that disappears down your drain. In the afternoon, get a guided tour of the ponds and trails at our San Joaquin Marsh Wildlife Sanctuary. Lunch and light breakfast will be served.


In addition to those we host, Irvine Ranch Water District will also be a part of a few really great family-friendly events around Orange County. Stop by our booth and say hi if you plan to attend any of the following!

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Where: University of California, Irvine
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The Children's Water Education Festival is presented by the Orange County Water District (OCWD), National Water Research Institute and the Orange County Water District Groundwater Guardian Team. The Festival presents a unique opportunity to educate third, fourth and fifth grade students about local water issues and the environment.

EP Earth Day 2022squareCelebrate Earth Day with the City of Irvine – April 15

Where: Quail Hill Community Center, Irvine
More information:

Earth Day 2023 is April 22, and this year marks the 53rd anniversary of Celebrate Earth Day. Now is the time to preserve and protect our health, our families, and our livelihoods — and together, embody this year's Earth Day theme: Invest in Our Planet. Go to Quail Hill Community Center to enjoy guided hikes, a compost demo, interactive activities offered by the City of Irvine and partner agencies.

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Where: OC Fair & Event Center, Costa Mesa
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OC Fair's Imaginology provides unique experiences for attendees of all ages – from preschool to high school, and their parents and grandparents – to build, create, play, observe and interact through activities that help them see the possibilities of a future in S.T.E.A.M. fields. Imaginology features makeshops, demonstrations, competitions, hands-on activities, and entertainment.