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Woodbridge Village Association Honored as a Key Partner

Long History of Collaboration Between WVA and IRWD

The Irvine Ranch Water District Board of Directors honored the Woodbridge Village Association as a key partner in service at its October 24 meeting. WVA was formed in 1976 and is the largest homeowners association within the IRWD Service Area.

“Over the years we have worked with many homeowners’ associations – but, by far, we have had the closest collaboration with the Woodbridge Village Association,” said IRWD General Manager Paul Cook.

The Association encompasses 1,700 acres and features approximately 40 parks and pools as well as two landmark lakes and swimming lagoons. Woodbridge was the first HOA to comprehensively plan for recycled water. They successfully implemented this plan by incorporating recycled water everywhere possible within the award-winning community.

In the early days, Woodbridge used potable water for irrigation around the pools and lakes. Over the years, they worked closely with IRWD and the Health Department to expand their use of recycled water by retrofitting these irrigation systems to use recycled water. Woodbridge was among the first in the IRWD service area to have a building duel-plumbed with both drinking and recycled water in the District at the Echo Run Park restroom in the early 1990s.

Over the years, Woodbridge has been very supportive of IRWD water conservation programs. In the 1980s the Association was one of the first areas within the IRWD service area to convert from warm season grass to more water efficient grass such as tall fescue. 

WVA was honored for its many years of support, guidance and commitment of excellence in service to the community.

Please visit our website for more information about the IRWD 50th Anniversary Partner Commendations.

Contact: Shannon Reed, Public Affairs Manager
reeds@irwd.com, (949) 453-5500

From left - IRWD Board Members Peer Swan and Mary Aileen Matheis; Kevin Chudy, Executive Director of the Woodbridge Village Association; Don Davis, WVA Board Member; IRWD Board President Steve LaMar and IRWD Board Member John Withers.

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