Irvine dentist to close shop amid state’s drought
The owner of an Irvine dentistry has closed his business after months of severe drought in California.
The Irvine Dentistry, located at 8500 South Beach Blvd., announced in a statement on Wednesday that its dentists will no longer work at the facility and will close at the end of the month.
Irvine is in the middle of a severe drought that has seen the county see its first statewide water shortage in nearly 30 years.
In recent months, the state’s top two dentists have said they would stop working at the dental office.
The Irvine Health Department has also suspended dentistry operations in several counties.
Irvin, a city of about 1,000 people, has seen its water levels drop to their lowest level since 2008.
The Orange County Board of Supervisors voted last month to require the city to reduce its water use by 15 percent by 2020, but it was not immediately clear when that measure would be implemented.