Orange County Water Quality  and Water Resources
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Orange County Water Quality and Water Resources

Urban Water Management Measures and Practices

About our programs...........

Welcome to the University of California Cooperative Extension of Orange County Water Quality and Water Resources  Outreach Program. This program is designed to promote researched based information on sustaining one of our most precious natural resources - water.

Focusing on "Urban Water Management Measures & Practices", through this site, you will learn about the various research, outreach programs, events, and resources, available in cooperation with the University of California Cooperative Extension in Orange County and it's collaborators.

Join in protecting human health and local water resources by letting us guide you through better management practices to reduce run-off, conserve water, and improve the water quality generated by urban activities.


Install matched precipitation sprinkler nozzles to improve irrigation efficiency.
Install matched precipitation sprinkler nozzles to improve irrigation efficiency.

Urban Water Management Blog - BLPS in OC

  • Looking out for wildlife...

    Added November 15, 2017

    Just read a great tip posted by PlantRight - If you have any trees and shrubs that need pruning, do it now when the birds are NOT nesting. 

  • Fall Planting - It's not too late!

    Added November 13, 2017

    As the article below from PlantRight suggests fall is a great time to plant. Here in Southern California, our mild weather allows to continue planting through November. So get out there and start digging, come next Spring, you will be glad you...

  • Need DPR CE Units? Check out the online courses from UC IPM...

    Added November 9, 2017
    IPMCourse

    It's time for DPR license and certificate holders renew—get units via online courses from UC IPM —Cheryl Reynolds, UC Statewide IPM Program   November has arrived, and before you know it we'll be ringing in 2018! For those who hold a...

  • They are having what?! A Persimmon and Cherimoya Tasting????

    Added November 4, 2017

    Yes, you read correctly. The UC ANR South Coast REC will have several varieties of cherimoyas available to taste in addition to the persimmons during our annual "persimmon" tasting on Thursday, November 9th. Come on out and give your taste...

  • Garden Chemicals - Should you or shouldn't you?

    Added August 24, 2017
    IPM Components

    The City of Irvine has an Integrated Pest Management Plan – What does that mean to me?  The state law is clear. The City of Irvine's Integrated Pest Management (IPM) policy does not affect the use of pesticides on a private property,...

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