Water is an indispensable resource that many of us take for granted. While safe and reliable drinking water is provided by the Irvine Ranch Water District, the benefits of clean surface waters (creeks, streams, and channels) are important as well. Issues with surface water quality can threaten the wellbeing of our ecosystems, wildlife, and public health at local beaches. The City of Irvine makes it a priority to prevent pollutants from entering storm drains which lead to waterways such as creeks, bays, and the ocean; while also encouraging its residents to do their part by using water in a sustainable and responsible manner.
Stormwater and urban runoff pollution has a detrimental effect on wildlife habitat, fishing, and other beneficial uses of our streams and oceans.
There are many easy and practical ways that you can help conserve water and keep our watersheds clean.