Liquid News

Drought? You Can Help!

Did you know that 60 percent of a home’s total water is used outdoors? Become a drought buster – join your fellow Californians in reducing your water use. Look outdoors to save the most water.

Check your sprinklers. Watering your landscape efficiently is the biggest way to reduce your water usage. It is important to check your sprinklers for leaks and overspray – your sidewalks don’t need to be watered.

Have you considered switching to rotating sprinkler nozzles? Rotating nozzles use 20 percent less water than standard sprinkler heads. IRWD currently offers a rebate for $4 per nozzle. Check out the IRWD Calscape page for more information.

Use our Watering Schedule. Take the schedule from the IRWD billing insert, Pipelines, and place it near your timer, or give it to your gardener.

Using this IRWD suggested watering schedule will help properly irrigate your yard using the least amount of water necessary.

Start with this schedule and increase the times only if your plants start dying. If this occurs only in isolated areas, check the operation of your irrigation system before increasing the time. 

Install a Smart Timer. Be the most efficient person in your neighborhood: install a smart timer, or weather-based irrigation controller (WBIC).

Most homes use a sprinkler timer, which leaves lots of room for human error because it needs to be programmed manually. Using a smart timer maximizes efficiency and saves water.

A smart timer is a weather-based irrigation controller that determines how much to water your landscape based on actual site specific weather conditions, such as temperature and humidity. Use the coupon from your May Pipelines to receive a $500 rebate for a timer - $380 per clock, plus an additional $120 for installation.

Check out our website for information on smart timer rebates.

irwd-celebrates-asian-american-and-pacific-islander-month
IRWD Celebrates Asian American and Pacific Islander MonthMay is Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, which celebrates the achievements and contributions of Asian Americans and Pacific...
fifth-public-hearing-evaluating-change-in-irwd-election-process
Fifth Public Hearing Evaluating Change in IRWD Election ProcessNOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING IRVINE RANCH WATER DISTRICT Public Hearing Regarding Proposed Final Action on a Transition to Division-Based Elections, and to...
clean-car-can-say-i-saved-water
Clean Car Can Say, ‘I Saved Water’Car washes have two superpowers. They keep your car sparkly clean. And compared to washing a vehicle with a hose...
nice-ice-at-great-park-it-s-recycled
At New Great Park Ice, the Rinks Use Recycled Water2016 World Junior Figure Skating champion Marin Honda of Japan takes Great Park Ice for a spin during warmups for...
save-water-fix-a-leak-and-win-prizes
Save Water: Fix a Leak and Win PrizesIn honor of Fix a Leak Week, March 18–24, IRWD customers can win a $200 or $100 Home Depot gift...
spring-forward-for-water-efficiency
Spring Forward for Water EfficiencyEvenings will become lighter beginning Sunday, March 10, 2019, as we set our clocks forward one hour for daylight saving...
calling-all-student-artists-2019-water-awareness-poster-contest
Calling all Student Artists - 2019 Water Awareness Poster ContestThe Irvine Ranch Water District invites students to create a poster that shows how to use water wisely at home,...
2019-irwd-science-fair-winners
2019 Science Fair Water-Related Project WinnersIrvine Ranch Water District participated in project judging for the annual Irvine Unified School District Science Fair on Feb. 6,...
irwd-data-drives-smart-sprinklers
IRWD Data Drives Smart SprinklersChanges in the weather say a lot about your landscape’s water needs. That’s why IRWD operates three weather stations—in the...
sign-up-now-for-water-tours
Sign Up Now for Water ToursCurious where your drinking water comes from and what happens to it after it disappears down the drain? Get answers...
love-your-water-district-the-411
Love Your Water District: the 411What is Irvine Ranch Water District and what do we do? Here is a primer: We are a California special district—an...