Recycled water’s purple pipes started in Irvine.
Green from the start
Recycled water does more than just keep Irvine’s parks and medians green and lush.
As California experiences continued drought, there’s one thing that sets Irvine apart: water resilience.
Juan Garcia, senior water efficiency specialist at Irvine Ranch Water District, offers three tips to create your own masterpiece.
Water has always been a precious resource in Irvine. As far back as 1906, James Irvine II worked tirelessly to create a sustainable water source for crops on his Irvine Ranch and considered every rare rainstorm as “dollars falling from the sky.”
How Irvine was master-planned to be one of America’s most livable cities.
Concepts of ‘environmental sustainability’ were pioneered in Irvine and continue to guide the city today.
Every great city is built upon a solid foundation, known as its infrastructure. Across America, it’s often overlooked or crumbling. In Irvine, however, this infrastructure was master planned before the first home was built.
The remarkable story of how the Master Plan brought to life – village by village – one of America’s greenest cities.
It’s hard to believe that summer is nearly over, but don’t let the September heat fool you about your garden.