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Stage II Conservation Alert
City Council Declares Stage II Alert
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The Chino Hills City Council declared a Stage II Moderate Water Conservation Alert in accordance with its Water Conservation Ordinance on Tuesday, February 11, 2014.

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What is a Stage II Water Conservation Alert?
Stage II is a Moderate Conservation Alert and is declared when it is anticipated that the water supply may be reduced by up to 10%. The California Department of Water Resources has indicated that the Metropolitan Water District (MWD), one provider of imported water deliveries to Chino Hills, will not receive any water from the State Water Project which originates from the Sacramento Delta. At this time, water deliveries from MWD are expected to continue because the agency  has made significant progress in infrastructure to store water.  However, due to California's drought conditions, it is a MUST to conserve water today and for our future! 

The Stage II Water Alert does not apply to construction projects or areas where recycled water, flowing through purple pipes, is used. Restrictions that prohibit watering landscaped areas between 9:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. (except where purple pipes deliver recycled water to landscaped areas) and the hosing down of driveways are among the list of eight items designed to eliminate water waste.

Provisions and Restrictions of the Stage II Water Alert
Water Conservation Ordinance 13.08.070

Provisions and restrictions:
  • No hose washing of sidewalks, driveways, parking areas, etc.
  • Decorative water fountains at commercial properties may only be operated if the water is part of a re-circulating system.
  • Water customers must repair all water leaks within 72 hours of being notified by the City.
  • Outdoor watering of landscaping is prohibited between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. *
  • Vehicles, trailers, boats, and livestock can be washed with a hand-held hose equipped with a shut-off nozzle.
  • Restaurants may not serve water unless the customer requests water.
  • Water may not run off or leak from landscaped areas to streets, sidewalks, or other paved areas due to incorrectly directed or maintained sprinklers or overwatering.  Suggested Irrigation Schedule
  • Fire hydrants may only be used for firefighting.**
*This provision does not apply to water dependent industries including equestrian and livestock businesses, nurseries, and golf courses. Hand watering through the use of a hand-held hose with a shut-off nozzle is permitted.

**An exception may be made for construction use through a City-designated meter when recycled water is not available.

The Stage II Water Alert does not apply to areas where recycled water, flowing through purple pipes, is used.

Who to call if you observe prohibited activities
If residents observe prohibited activities, they may call the City’s Water Wise Hotline at (909) 364-2850 or submit an online Water Ordinance Violation Report Form .
The City’s Water Conservation staff will follow-up and provide information about the requirements of the Stage II Water Alert. Public Works employees who work out in the field will make note of locations where water waste is observed for follow-up as well. Water customers with questions about the Stage II Water Alert may contact the City's Utility Conservation Coordinator at (909) 364-2804.


Rebates are available for single and multi-family residences and residential outdoor landscaping through Inland Empire Utilities Agencies. 
Rebates for Water Efficient Fixtures and Equipment
Qualifying products include:

  • High Efficiency Clothes Washers
  • High Efficiency Toilets
  • SmartTimer Sprinkler Controllers
  • High Efficiency Sprinkler Nozzles
  • Soil Moisture Sensor Systems
  • Rain Barrels

Funding is limited and rebates often vary and will be issued on a first come, first served basis only.

Free landscape evaluations are also available through the Chino Basin Water Conservation District if you are watering commercial, industrial, institutional properties; landscaped areas within a homeowner's association; large multi-family residential landscapes; and even single-family homes.  For more information, call (909) 626-2711.