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IRWD Continues to Meet Water Conservation Target through December

During the month of December, IRWD customers collectively used 13.1 percent less water compared to December 2013. While this reduction in water use is slightly under the monthly water savings target for December, if IRWD customers continue saving water in the coming months, the District remains in good shape to meet its overall savings target. For the seven-month period of June-December 2015, water use in the IRWD service area dropped 17.4 percent from the same seven-month period in 2013. IRWD's overall target is 16 percent. 
IRWD customers have performed admirably in heeding the state's calls to reduce water use, saving over 2.2 billion gallons of water since June 1st. It is expected that statewide water use restrictions will continue through next summer and fall, requiring continued diligence on the behalf of all residents to make lifestyle changes that use less water.
With an El Niño system that has brought moderate rainfall to the region in recent weeks, IRWD reminds its customers to turn off their sprinklers for the remainder of winter in order to prevent the needless use of water. Residents now also have two different options for removing their turf and replacing it with drought friendly landscaping. The DIY turf removal program pays customers $2/sq. ft. of turf removed, while the Turn-Key turf removal program provides full turf removal and landscape installation services at an extremely competitive cost.
It is also a great time to take advantage of the rain by purchasing one or more rain barrels, which can be purchased online or at one of the District's upcoming Home Depot Parking Lot events in January. Event details follow below:
Saturday, January 16th - 8 AM to 12 PM
Home Depot, 20021 Lake Forest Road in Lake Forest
Saturday, January 23rd - 8 AM to 12 PM
Home Depot, 6200 Irvine Blvd in Irvine
Attendees will have the opportunity to apply for rebates on the purchase of rain barrels and high-efficiency toilets, as well as sit in on a rainwater harvesting workshop.
For more information, please visit the IRWD Drought and El Niño pages. To find out which rebates IRWD offers to its customers, go to rightscapenow.com/rebates.
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