Water Conservation Tips

Please Follow Water Use Best Practices All Year Round

CVWD is always in Stage 1, encouraging wise water use. Continue using water wisely by following the recommendations below:
  • No hosing of paved surfaces such as driveways, streets and sidewalks
  • Use a shut-off nozzle on all hoses
  • If decorative fountains are in use, they must have a recirculating water system
  • Fix leaks and broken sprinklers immediately
  • Ensure there is no sprinkler overspray or runoff
  • No watering within 48 hours after it rains

Saving water can be simple with the most significant water saving opportunities on your landscaping.Customers should focus their attention on continuing to use Best Management Practices and by changing outdoor watering habits, including reducing outdoor watering by a few minutes, and fixing leaks or misaligned sprinklers immediately. CVWD has a number of other landscape resources on our Water Efficient Landscaping page.

More Conservation Tips

  • Water lawn and plants in the early morning hours to avoid water loss to evaporation and afternoon winds.
  • Turn off sprinklers on windy and rainy days.
  • Reduce your weekly watering schedule by one or two days (your landscape's needs may vary).
  • Give your automatic water system a "tune up" by fixing broken or misaligned sprinklers and ensuring your zones are timed correctly for the type of landscaping in your yard.
  • Replace high water using grass and plants with low-water using California friendly plants.
  • Run full loads in the dishwasher and clothes washer.
  • Do not hand wash vehicles; instead take your car to a commercial car wash that reuses the water onsite.
  • BeWaterWise.com: Visit the Metropolitan Water District website to learn more about water saving tips, low water use plants, and other valuable conservation information.
  • California Landscape Contractors Association (CLCA): Learn more about how to select the best landscaper for your landscape needs, as well as selecting a CLCA certified water manager.
  • The Chino Basin Water Conservation District offers free outdoor water audits for customers living or doing business within the CVWD service area. The audit includes a complete evaluation of your outdoor irrigation system; an accurate profile of your water consumption; and a water budget based on the local ET and irrigation landscape area.
  • H2O Saver House: Investigate ways to save water around your house at the Water Saver House website.
  • Rebate Information: Learn about all the water saving rebates Cucamonga Valley Water District (CVWD) customers qualify for.
  • San Bernardino County Stormwater Program: Stormwater is urban runoff water that has picked up pollutants as it flows through the storm drain system – a network of channels, gutters, and pipes that collect runoff from city streets, neighborhoods, farms, construction sites, and parking lots – and empties directly into local waterways. To learn more about how you can help prevent the pollution of stormwater, the San Bernardino County Stormwater Program website.
  • Save Our Water Campaign: Visit the Association of California Water Agencies (ACWA) Save Our Water website to learn more ways to save water.
  • The Watering Calculator is a tool that estimates the correct amount of water to give your landscape or garden every week.

Water Use Efficiency Ordinance 47 Best Management Practices

CVWD has the following Water Use Efficiency Best Management Practices in place all year long:

  • Restaurants will only serve water to customers upon request.
  • Hotels are requested to give the guests the option of not having their linens laundered daily.