Water Use Efficiency

Overview & Updates

On April 7, 2017, Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. ended the drought State of Emergency in most of California, while maintaining water reporting requirements and prohibitions on wasteful practices, encouraging and continuing to make water conservation a way of life in California.


We’d like to remind our customers that despite occasional rains, a majority of our water supply comes from groundwater basins which take longer to recover and are still at historic low levels. We need to continue to be efficient with our water use to be prepared for future droughts. Our District has certified to the state that we have sufficient water supplies to meet current demand and planned growth for the next three to five years. As we continue to grow, WVWD is diligently pursuing new and additional sources of supply to ensure we have sufficient water available to meet future demand.

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Water Conservation: A Way of Life

We offer rebate programs, free conservation kits, community workshops, and free water audits to support customers in making conservation a way of life.

Stage II: Water Alert

On August 18, 2016, West Valley Water District’s Board of Directors adopted Stage II – Water Alert. These additional conservation measures are necessary to help the District meet a standard 15% reduction in water use the state is requiring. Under Stage II – Water Alert, water restrictions for all customers are as follows:

• Required reduction of 15% of their water consumption from 2013.
• All landscape irrigation is limited to three days per week; 10 minutes per station maximum.
• You may only irrigate between the hours of 6 pm and 8 am.
• Prevent water waste from runoff, breaks and leaks.
• Washing down of hardscapes is not permitted.
• Washing of automobiles must be done with a hand-held bucket or hand-held hose equipped with a shut-off nozzle or device attached to it that causes it to cease dispensing water immediately when not in use.
• If you have a fountain or water feature, the water must be re-circulated.
• All leaks must be repaired within 48 hours of notification by the District.
• Swimming pools or fountains should not be filled after being drained.
• All restaurants and food establishments must only serve water upon request.
• Hotels and motels must provide customers an option of daily cleaning of linens.


As part of West Valley Water District’s commitment to Water Use Efficiency and Conservation, the District is pleased to help our customers with saving water. Customers may receive rebates by replacing or purchasing qualified water-saving products.  Rebates are offered on a first-come, first-serve basis and will be available for as long as funds are available. For more information, please read and download the applications below:

Water Audits

Water Audits

  • Our Customer Service Team is here to help and will come to your home to identify areas indoor and outdoor that can help you save water. For more information, contact us at (909) 875-1804.

To receive your FREE Water Conservation Kit please fill out the form below and take to District Office and pick up your kit.

Classes & Presentations

Classroom Presentations

We’ve partnered with the Inland Empire Resource Conservation District to bring FREE water conservation education programs to schools within our shared service area. With current drought conditions and water use restrictions in place throughout the state, agencies are working together to increase community awareness and the importance of water and conservation.

Our Presentations Are:

• Completely FREE to any requesting classroom or community group.
• Tailored to students in K-12th grades, providing interactive, hands-on activities.
• Available in your classroom with our educators who supply all program materials.
• In compliance with the State Standards for Science, and last 45-60 minutes, depending on grade level.


To schedule a classroom or community presentation, contact us at info@wvwd.org or (909) 875-1804.

Water-Saving Tips

Whether you’re a resident or a business owner (or both), there are many easy ways to use water more responsibly—and lower your monthly water bill in the process. Read on to learn more.

Soil Type

To determine your soil type, take a handful of moist soil from your garden, and give it a firm squeeze.

  • If it falls apart immediately - Sand
  • If you touch it and it crumbles - Loam
  • If you touch it and it stays the same - Clay

Turn Off the Faucet

Whether you’re washing dishes, brushing your teeth or cleaning vegetables, don’t let the faucet run. It’s never okay to let unused water run down the drain.

Turf and Efficient Irrigation

If the only person stepping on an area of grass is the person mowing it, that’s called non-functional turf. Consider replacing it. As for your functional turf, make sure you have a sprinkler system with high-efficiency nozzles. You also might want to invest in a weather-based smart irrigation timer controller.

Other Water Resources

Water Saving Garden Friendly

This Inland Empire program will help you find the resources you need to be water efficient in your landscape.

Save Our Water

A statewide public education program, Save Our Water is designed to educate Californians on the state’s water challenges and encourage them to reduce the amount of water they use every day.

Be Water Wise

Get interesting water facts and tips about conservation from the Family of Southern California Water Agencies.

Department of Water Resources

Responsible for managing and protecting California’s water resources, the DWR works with other agencies to benefit the state’s people and to protect, restore and enhance the natural and human environments.


Save water and help protect the environment by choosing WaterSense-labeled products in your home, yard and business.

National Integrated Drought Information System

The National Integrated Drought Information System is a multi-agency partnership that coordinates drought monitoring, forecasting, planning, and information at national, tribal, state and local levels.