Leading The Way In Water Conservation

While no one knows when California’s next drought will occur or how long it will last, residents of The Irvine Ranch can be certain of one thing: The local water situation is much stronger than most communities in Southern California.

This fact is a direct result of long-range community master planning. In fact, since its founding more than 150 years ago, the Irvine Company has conserved water by all means available. Over the past several decades, the company has worked closely with local water officials and community leaders on innovative water conservation infrastructure and public-education programs that have positioned The Irvine Ranch as a national leader in the efficient use – and notably, reuse – of water.

Efforts Ensure Continued Community & Economic Growth

In a region notorious for its fickle hit-and-miss rain cycles, these efforts provide local residents with the rare assurance that their communities will have sufficient water supplies to continue important long-term community and economic growth.

The benefits and importance of the Irvine Company’s thoughtful master-planned approach to water use cannot be overstated. A safe, strong and reliable supply of water – supported by an aggressive commitment to recycling it by all means available – is essential to the area’s future growth, prosperity and acclaim.

150+ Years of Using Water Wisely

The old adage, Every drop counts, rings truer today than ever before – and it has guided the Irvine Company’s approach to water conservation for more than a century and a half.

Like all of its conservation and environmental stewardship efforts on The Irvine Ranch, the Irvine Company’s success at conserving water is the product of collaborative efforts involving diverse interests, including Irvine Ranch Water District, environmental organizations, community leaders and local cities, as well as county, state and federal agencies.

Following is an overview of major efforts to conserve, reclaim and reuse water on The Irvine Ranch®:

Underscoring its commitment to water conservation throughout its portfolio in Irvine and elsewhere, the Irvine Company several years ago established a team comprising approximately 50 water experts. Team members (just a few of them shown here) represent the company’s various divisions and departments, including office, retail, apartments, resorts and residential development. Members constantly monitor water usage and efficiencies across the company’s portfolio, making adjustments when needed and retrofitting irrigation systems with the latest water-saving equipment and technologies. Designated team leaders meet in person weekly to review current local water conditions and to discuss new and upcoming statewide drought regulations and policies.