Research Business Plan

Research Business Plan

Research is an integral part of the District’s overall strategy to achieve its short-term and long-term goals.  The water and wastewater industries are constantly changing in order to meet the increasing demands for a high-quality, reliable supply of water against a backdrop of increasing supply restrictions and more stringent regulatory requirements.  The District provides a comprehensive suite of services to its customers including enhanced water supply reliability through its groundwater and recycled water programs, wastewater collection and treatment systems, and watershed management through the operation of wetlands. 

IRWD has a reputation for being at the forefront of new and innovative approaches to meeting the needs of its customers.  IRWD has been successful in applying innovative solutions by recognizing opportunities, particularly those presented by emerging technologies, and evaluating these opportunities based on an appropriate level of research on technical, economic, and other merits.  The success of future projects and initiatives to be implemented by IRWD will rely on the District’s continued commitment to research.

Contact Information:

Lars Oldewage, Water Quality Department Manager
949-453-5858 or

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