Recycled Water Filling Station

Recycled Water Filling Station

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IRWD appreciates your contribution to reducing drinking water usage by using one of our most reliable local alternatives: recycled water.

To Participate

First-time visitors must provide:

  • California Driver's License
  • IRWD Water Bill
  • Completed Application Form (form included below)

15600 Sand Canyon Ave., Irvine, CA 92618 

*Fill Station is closed on holidays and when raining.*

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*Closed between 12:30 pm - 1:00 pm for lunch  


Program Rules and Regulations
  • Customers must provide their own containers
  • The Program rules and regulations include IRWD’s Rules and Regulations For Water, Sewer, Recycled Water, and Natural Treatment System Service, as amended from time to time.
  • Only residents that are IRWD customers that have been approved to use recycled water can obtain recycled water through this Program.
  • Only containers that have IRWD provided stickers affixed to them can be used to transport recycled water.
  • Recycled water can only be used for the uses identified by IRWD.
  • The resale of recycled water provided to a resident under this program is prohibited.
  • Recycled water must not be put into an existing landscape irrigation system.
  • Recycled water cannot be used for irrigation within 50 feet of a well.
  • Recycled water shall not be discharged to the street gutter or storm drain system. If you have leftover recycled water and want to dispose of it, either discharge it to a landscaped area or to the sanitary sewer system.
  • Do not drink recycled water or use it for food preparation.
  • Take precautions to avoid contact with food while using recycled water.
  • Wash vegetables with domestic water prior to eating or cooking.
  • Recycled water shall be used and/or applied promptly.
  • Containers with recycled water shall be closed or covered to avoid mosquito issues.
  • IRWD may conduct site visits to monitor the proper use of recycled water.
  • The hours the Residential Recycled Water Fill Station is open may be modified by IRWD.
First-Time Visitor Procedures
  • Submit the form below and bring your emailed copy, along with a recent IRWD Water Bill, and your California Driver’s License to the Residential Recycled Water Fill Station (15600 Sand Canyon Avenue, Irvine, CA, 92618) during the hours of operation listed above.
  • An Attendant will provide required training in the proper use of recycled water and procedures for collection, and answer any questions you may have.
  • After you are approved to use recycled water, an Attendant will provide Recycled Water Stickers that you will affix on each container used to carry recycled water. Residents must provide their own containers. The Attendant will include your information on the list of approved residents.
  • After the stickers are affixed, you will be able to pick up recycled water. Please inform the Attendant as to how much recycled water you have received. This information will be recorded for IRWD’s records.
  • When you return to get recycled water, you will be required to show your California Driver’s License. Before departing, please notify the Attendant as to how much recycled water you have received. This information will be recorded for IRWD’s records.
Fill Out Application Here

The undersigned applicant hereby requests recycled water and agrees to abide by all regulations of Irvine Ranch Water District (IRWD). This application shall at all times be subject to such changes or modifications of the regulations by the Board of Directors of the IRWD, as said Board may, from time to time, direct in the exercise of its jurisdiction.
When accepted by IRWD, this application for permission to use IRWD’s Residential Recycled Water Fill Station Program (the “Program”) in accordance with all of the terms and conditions described below, will constitute the agreement between the undersigned customer and IRWD (the “Agreement”).

Residential Recycled Water Fill Station Application
Your Name (*)
Please let us know your name.
Address* exactly how it appears on water bill (*)
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City (*)
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Zip Code (*)
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Phone Number (*)
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Your Email (*)
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Recycled water will be used for: (*)
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By electronically submitting this agreement, I acknowledge that I understand all of the conditions of this Agreement and agree to comply with these conditions and to conform to IRWD requirements for recycled water use at my residential property, and I agree that IRWD and its employees, officials, agents, representatives shall not be responsible or liable for any injury, damage, loss or expense, to persons or property, as a result of my participation in the Program. Failure to comply with the conditions of this Agreement may lead IRWD to revoke permission for me to use recycled water at my residential property.

Once your form has been submitted, you will receive approval of your application within 48 business hours. Please bring your driver's license and a copy of your water bill at your first visit to the Recycled Water Fill Station. 

You can also print the application and bring in a signed copy, as well as your driver's license, and IRWD water bill. 

Frequently Asked Questions
What is recycled water and is it safe?
 Recycled water is sewage that has been treated to State defined standards in compliance with Title 22 of the California Code of Regulations.  The recycled water produced at IRWD’s treatment plants is regularly tested in compliance with the requirements established by the Regional Water Quality Control Board.  IRWD produces disinfected tertiary recycled water which is used at sites throughout the service area including parks, school yards, golf courses and other approved uses.  
What can I use recycled water for?
 As found in Title 22 of the California Code of Regulations, disinfected tertiary recycled water can be used to water your trees, gardens, vegetables, and lawns as well as wash your car, outdoor furniture and hard surfaces (paths, walls, windows, etc.).  Please note that recycled water cannot runoff from your property.

What is recycled water NOT suitable for?
Recycled water cannot be used for drinking, cooking, bathing or showering, filling swimming pools or spas, children’s water toys, or plumbing to the household domestic plumbing system (including the irrigation system).

Who develops the health standards for recycled water? 
 Recycled water is strictly monitored to ensure it meets water quality standards set by the Regional Water Quality Control Board and the State Water Resources Control Board.

How much will recycled water cost me?
Nothing. Recycled water from the fill station is free to IRWD residential customers.


How much recycled water can I pick up at one time?
 The maximum amount of recycled water one can obtain is 300 gallons per visit.  Please remember that water weighs over eight (8) pounds per gallon.  A five (5) gallon container weighs over forty (40) pounds.  Please be sure your vehicle can handle the amount of recycled water you elect to transport.  IRWD is not liable for any damages to you or your vehicle(s) due to your participation in the Program.






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