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IRWD Customers Keep Conserving, Reduce Water Use 11.6% in July

IRWD customers continue using less water this summer, reducing District-wide use by 11.6% in July 2016 compared to July 2013. July's results mark the fifth straight month that customers have used less water than the corresponding month in 2013. During this five-month span, the average monthly reduction has been approximately 16 percent.

Since statewide drought regulations went into effect in early 2015, IRWD customers have used less water in 13 out of 14 months compared to 2013, saving more than 3.7 billion gallons of water in the process. 

A variety of Fall workshops and events are available to help educate IRWD customers on how to successfully transform their landscapes into thriving, water-efficient outdoor living spaces. 


Urban Landscape and Garden Education Expo
September 24 – 9 AM to 2 PM
7601 Irvine Blvd in Irvine

Get all the information you need to create a water efficient landscape. Workshops, industry experts, vendors and landscape displays will be on site. Hands-on activities for children and adults will also be offered. 


Fall into Winter Gardening Workshop
September 28 – 6 to 8 PM
15600 Sand Canyon Avenue in Irvine

Prepare for the upcoming planting season. Learn about rain water harvesting, creating a plant list, planting considerations, pruning, soils, inspecting your sprinkler system and overall landscape care that will aid you in your gardening efforts. 


California Friendly Landscape Training Class
October 22 – 10 AM to 1 PM OR
October 26 - 6 PM to 9 PM
15600 Sand Canyon Avenue in Irvine

Become a Waterwise Gardener. Learn six ways to make your garden California Friendly.

  • Using a holistic approach to Gardening
  • Building a living soil sponge
  • Rethinking elements of your site
  • Right plant, right place
  • Using rainwater as a resource
  • Managing irrigation

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