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Twenty-One Years of Water Festival Fun and Learning

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Over two days in March, more than 7,500 third through fifth grade students, accompanied by 700 teachers and chaperones, converged on Aldrich Park at UC Irvine to learn about all aspects of water in a fun and exciting atmosphere. The annual Children’s Water Education Festival is the culmination many months of bringing together water agencies, cities and schools from all over Orange County.

The Festival is hosted by the Orange County Water District to ... Continue Reading »

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Are you constantly flummoxed when it comes time to program your sprinklers for maximum effect? Is the instruction manual for your system hard to comprehend?

We have the answers! Attend a landscaping workshop at the Irvine Ranch Water District headquarters office at 15600 Sand Canyon Avenue, Irvine, on Saturday, August 9 from 9 a.m. to noon. Learn from the experts about basic programming concepts and landscape techniques that will help you save water and money. Explore popular weather-based sprinkler con... Continue Reading »


The spring water awareness resident tours are designed to not only inform our customers about where their water comes from, where it goes after going down the drain and how to conserve this precious resource, participants are also treated to up close and personal views of IRWD infrastructure.

Our recently completed spring tours featured our newly expanded Michelson Water Recycling Plant and an old favorite for our visitors – the San Joaquin Recycled Water Reservoir.

Tours of MWRP were suspende... Continue Reading »


The new IRWD Water Reliability video shows our strong commitment to maintaining a diversified water supply and making sure water flows from your tap at all times. View the full video at

Through thoughtful planning and prudent fiscal policies, we cost-effectively manage our water res... Continue Reading »

Annual Cleanup Draws More than 150 VolunteersA trio of discarded bicycle frames, the tattered arm of an over-stuffed sofa, a weather-worn soccer ball and hundreds of discarded cigarette butts and snack wrappers were among the items found during this year’s Annual Watershed Cleanup Day event sponsored...
A Refuge to Inspire Your LandscapeTake a trip to the San Joaquin Marsh and Wildlife Sanctuary—a hidden gem in Irvine. The RightScape demonstration garden surrounding the Visitors Center has more than three dozen plant varieties, each identified with a plant marker and QR code for...
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...