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Orange County Water Quality and Water Resources

Urban Water Management Resources

About our program...........

Welcome to the University of California Cooperative Extension of Orange County Water Quality and Water Resources  Outreach Program. This program promotes researched based information with the goal of sustaining and protecting one of our most precious natural resources - water.

In cooperation with our collaborators, learn about urban water management measures and practices such as:

  • current research
  • outreach programs and events
  • available resources for professionals and homeowners

Join in safeguarding 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.

Constructed waterway to capture and filter irrigation runoff.

Urban Water Management Blog - BLPS in OC

  • Landscape Plant Irrigation Trials - We want to know your thoughts!

    Added August 6, 2020
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    If you're a landscape or horticultural professional, garden writer or blogger, breeder or a UC Master Gardener, we could use your help on evaluating a research project partially located at UC South Coast Research and Extension...

  • Mysterious seeds in the mail?

    Added July 30, 2020
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    Report Unsolicited Seeds to APHIS Have you had unexpected seeds show up in the mail? Unknown seeds could be invasive plants, contain invasive insects, or have plant disease causing agents. Here's what the United States Department of Agriculture Animal...

  • Who is that knocking at the gate? Weeds, that's who....

    Added April 17, 2020
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    I love the rain and the spring flowers that follow, greeting us with their beauty and hope. But now that I am home 24/7 and have had more time in the yard to enjoy them, I can't help but notice the unwanted guests in my flower beds and turf doing their...

  • Irrigation Check Up

    Added April 6, 2020
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    Having received quite a bit of rain lately, your irrigation system is probably the last thing on your mind. In truth, now is actually the perfect time to check things out before you do turn your system back on for the upcoming warm months of...

  • Caring for your garden tools...

    Added March 30, 2020
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    While there is a little down time, why not clean up your garden tools if you haven't already done so. Many gardeners are diligent about clearing out old, holey gloves, broken tools and doing a little general maintenance during the wet winter months. If...


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For current data from the California Irrigation Management Information System (CIMIS) weather stations visit  the CIMIS web site.

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