Water authorities have been cleaning up groundwater contamination at the El Toro air base. The Irvine Ranch Water District should make all the cleanup data available online in a timely manner. That way residents can trust that their drinking water is clean and safe.
A defunct but popular Orange County fishing spot comes back to life on Saturday, Aug. 17 after Supervisor Don Wagner – who is up for re-election next year, successfully leads negotiations with two neighboring water districts to re-open Irvine Lake, which has been shut down since 2016.
Deborah Knox argues that when it comes to managing sewers in her area (Orange County Sewer District (OCSD) Area 7), experience, efficiency and a strong track record make the Irvine Ranch Water District a good fit for residents in North Tustin.
Foothills Sentry probes whether residents in Sewer Area 7 prefer Irvine Ranch Water District (IRWD), or East Orange County Water District (EOCWD), to take on operation and management responsibilities for their local system.
The Foothills Sentry reports a much anticipated decision regarding the future operator of the Area 7 sewer system – East Orange County Water District or Irvine Ranch Water District — has been postponed until April.
The Foothills Sentry reports that a long-time mecca for fishermen and families seeking outdoor activities, Irvine Lake, has been ravaged by drought and insurance woes that resulted in boats being prohibited. And now, ownership of its recreational rights have dealt yet another blow. According to Irvine Lake Contract CEO David Noyes, fishing may cease as early as Feb. 28.