Cucamonga Valley Water District: Drought Update

CVWD Drought

Speakers Shelly Cirrito and Luis Cetina (VP- Water Board) spoke today to give an update on the drought situation in the Cucamonga Valley area.  Information is as follows:

Drought Stage 6: Severe Water Emergency
Requires 35% Conservation by All

On May 12, 2015, the Cucamonga Valley Water District (CVWD/ District) Board of Directors adopted a resolution increasing its water conservation requirements to a Stage 6: Severe Water Emergency requiring 35% conservation by all customers. The Board’s action was taken in response to the State Water Resources Control Board’s (SWRCB) resolution adopting emergency regulations for water conservation by all cities and water agencies throughout California.

New Water use restrictions include:

Limits on watering:

  • If your address ends in an ODD number, only water on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday;
  • If your address ends in an EVEN number, only water on Wednesday, Friday and Sunday;
  • NO WATERING on Mondays.

Additional water use restrictions that remain in place are:

  • Outdoor watering allowed only before 9 a.m. or after 4:00 p.m.
  • No hosing of paved surfaces, such as driveways, sidewalks and asphalt.
  • Use of shutoff nozzle on all hoses.
  • Fountains and water features must use recirculating water systems.
  • Repair all leaks immediately.
  • Ensure there is no sprinkler overspray, runoff or excessive irrigation.
  • No watering within 48 hours of a rain event.

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The City of Rancho Cucamonga Landscape Development Code
All homes must maintain a minimum ratio of 50% landscape to 50% hardscape ratio in all visible yard areas, including any parkways. Up to 25% of the landscape area can be used for decorative hardscape. For a list of hardscapes and what is considered an acceptable landscape under the City of Rancho Cucamonga Development code please visit Landscape Requirements. 

Indoor Devices

Outdoor Devices

Funding is limited and rebates will be issued on a first come, first served basis while funding is available. Rebate eligibility is dependent on qualifying devices; check the qualifying devices list prior to purchasing your device. For qualifying devices, more information, and to apply online*, visit SoCal WaterSmart or call 888-376-3314.

*All applications for the residential rebate program must be completed through the SoCal WaterSmart online system. No paper applications are available. If you are unable to apply online, please contact SoCal WaterSmart at 888-376-3314.

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