Water Conservation

Water is essential to us all but it’s a limited resource. We all need to rethink the way we use water on a daily basis whether or not California is in a drought. Conserving water is always important. No matter how full or depleted our reservoirs are, we must always be aware that water is a precious commodity. Regardless of how or why we are using water, we must always use it efficiently and be good stewards in using this resource.

The City of Chino is dedicated to partnering with the community to become more water efficient


Please visit the Water Conservation Guidelines to see permanent water conservation measures. 

Water guidelines



Landscape Design Assistance

Through a collaboration between Chino Basin Water Conservation District and Inland Empire Utility Agency,  we are able to offer landscape design services free of charge!  Visit this  Landscape Design Assistance Program link for more details.
Landscape design appointments are held at the Water Conservation Center at 4594 San Bernardino Street in the City of Montclair.

Apply for water conservation programs including landscape transformation or turf removal offered by Metropolitan Water District for residential and commercial water customers.


WEWAC Water Scholar Program. Up to four $1,500 scholarships are available to students within WEWAC's service area - which includes students in Chino. Deadline to apply: Thursday, January 24, 2019. 

Visit the Water Education Water Awareness Committee webpage for additional information and application materials.   


Be Water Wise Website

Visit the Metropolitan Water District web-site for conservation information and California Friendly Landscape ideas. 

Inland Empire Utilities Agency 

Find out what kinds of rebates are currently offered to residents and businesses in the City’s service area. This website also contains water conservation tips and information on the Garden in Every School Program. 

Inland Valley Garden Planner

The Inland Valley Garden Planner is designed to help you achieve beautiful, have-it-all gardens that are well suited for our region. Western San Bernardino County’s inland valley areas have a Mediterranean climate where a wonderful array of naturally adapted plants can thrive.

Water Education Water Awareness Committee (WEWAC) 

WEWAC provides financial support to teachers seeking to do creative classroom projects that increase students' awareness of the importance of water in Southern California. Teachers and educational institutions can also obtain information on how to incorporate water conservation into the regular school curriculum. 

Chino Basin Water Conservation District 

Learn about the Landscape Irrigation Evaluation Program offered to Commercial, Industrial, and Institutional property owners in the City service area. The Conservation District also provides various water conservation programs and offers water conservation garden tours. 


This website uses a graphics based tool to help you identify methods to conserve water in and around your home. Additional information provided on this website includes a water glossary, an educational newsletter, and a water conserving garden guide. 

Save Our Water 

This website was developed as a joint effort between the California Department of Water Resources and the Association of California Water Agencies to educate Californians on the state’s water challenges and how to reduce water consumption every day. 


Water Conservation Tips 

Fresh, clean drinking water is yours to use whenever you need it. Water is a valuable resource to all and should not be wasted. Did you know that the average household uses over 162,000 gallons of water annually? So, help conserve water by following the tips listed below: 


• Check toilets for leaks. 
• Install Ultra Low Flush Toilets (ULFTs) 
• Only flush when needed. 
• Place a water displacement device in your toilet tank. 
• Take shorter showers. 
• Wash in the bathtub. A partially filled tub uses less water than showering. 
• Turn off the water when shaving or brushing your teeth. 
• Install water saving showerheads. 
• Replace washers to prevent dripping faucets. 
• Check pipes for leaks in the laundry room and kitchen 
• Run full loads only in the dishwasher and washing machine. 
• Fill the sink when washing/rinsing dishes by hand, don’t let the water run continuously. 
• Choose water saving cycles on appliances. 
• Install water saving devices such as aerators or flow restrictors. 
• Check pipes, faucets, and fittings for leaks. 


• Plant low water consuming plants. 
• Water lawn only when it needs it. 
• Adjust sprinklers to avoid wasting water on sidewalks and driveways. 
• Place a layer of mulch around trees and plants to keep soil moist. 
• Don’t let the hose run while washing cars, animals, etc. 
• Use a broom or rake, instead of water to clean sidewalks and driveways. 
• Install water saving devices, such as a nozzle that can be shut off or adjusted. 
• Check for leaks in pipes, hoses, faucets, and couplings. 

For more information regarding water conservation, please call (909) 334-3472.