Resources & Studies

Resources & Studies

Explore our large selection of useful conservation and water use efficiency publications and website links. Here you'll learn more about water resources, water use efficiency, irrigation research and suppliers, and how to be Always Water Smart.


Research, Studies & Newsletters

California Single Family Water Use Efficiency Study  
IRWD Customer Newsletters  
IRWD Research Studies

 Finding a Landscape Contractor

California Landscape Contractors Association
Water Management Certification Program
Ewing Contractor Referrral Service    
Find an IA Certified Professional

 Irrigation Products Websites


Hunter Industries
MP Rotator

 Local Retailers

Hydro-Scape Products  
Ewing Irrigation  
John Deere Landscapes
Irrigation Association

 Web Resources

OC Succulents
Be Water Wise: The Garden Spot
UCI Arboretum: Local Source of California Friendly and Native Plants 
Master Gardeners of Orange County 
Orange County Native Plant Society  
Rancho Santa Ana Botanical Garden
Garden Web
Plant Encyclopedia   
California Invasive Plant Council:  Don’t invite trouble into your landscape.  Know before you buy.

 Web Resources

Latest News

Happy to See Green? Thank Our Purple PipesLet’s be honest. We love our treelined streets, verdant medians and common areas that define the Irvine Ranch Water District. And while other communities are cutting back on their landscaping, ours continues to flourish. Since 1963, IRWD has been implementing a...
Chilling with Recycled Water: IRWD, UCI Save 80 Million Gallons of Drinking Water a YearUC Irvine and Irvine Ranch Water District officials toss ceremonial buckets of water into the cooling towers to kick off the new project. (Shown here, right to left, are UCI Associate Chancellor for Sustainability Wendell Brase, IRWD Board President Douglas...
How the IRWD Team Safeguards Your WaterThanks to all of the IRWD customers who joined us July 10 for our Tap Water 101 community workshop. If you missed it, check out our new 3-minute video, “Journey of a Water Sample.” You’ll tag along with real IRWD...