Conservation

Water Conservation
The City's Water Conservation Program team works with residents, business owners, school officials, teachers, and the public at-large to educate them about the need to conserve our nation's most precious natural resource - Water.

Chino Hills customers have made great progress in becoming water efficient. Customers have managed to reduce their average household water consumption from 157 gallons per person per day to 114 gallons per person per day. While that reduction is great news, the fact remains that as a City we still need to conserve water for the future. In fact, there are various rebates available to help reduce your water use. Residents are encouraged to report a violation of suspicious running water incidents. The Stage II Moderate Water Conservation Alert is still in effect, and we are still strongly encouraging customers to remain focused on becoming more water efficient and to continue to do everything they can to conserve water.

Inland Valley Garden Planner

Having trouble deciding on a plant style for your water-friendly garden? The Chino Basin Water Conservation District has launched its new Inland Valley Garden Planner program and it's free to all Chino Hills residents!

Start planning your garden today:

  • Pick from a variety of examples of plants, shrubs, and trees.
  • View completed classic and contemporary garden styles.
  • Learn more about water needs for your plant choice.

Contact the Chino Basin Water Conservation District for more details.

Water Saving Landscaping

The Inland Empire Utilities Agency's, and their partners', new website provides information and inspiration about implementing mindful gardening. Visit the Inland Empire Water Saving Plants website for guided tours and featured landscape ideas as well as helpful resources and water saving tips.

  • Display of beautiful plants, trees, and grasses that thrive in our climate.
  • Hover over various interactive landscapes and plant schemes for more detailed information.
  • "My List" allows you to add featured items to a detailed printable list.


Landscape Evaluation & Audit Program

This program will assist you if you are watering commercial, industrial, institutional, a homeowner's association or a large multi-family residential landscape. The Chino Basin Water Conservation District offers free landscape water audits.


Water Conservation Ordinance

The City of Chino Hills is currently under a Stage II Moderate Conservation Alert. A Water Conservation Urgency Ordinance was adopted on July 12, 2016 and a Stage II High Water Conservation Alert was declared in Chino Hills on the same day. New water use regulations are now in effect!

Wise Water Use

Outside water use accounts for up to 70% of residential water use. Information on water wise plant selection is available through the Metropolitan Water District and the Inland Empire Utilities Agency. In addition, there are a number water saving tips for residents to learn about!

Annual Design-A-Sign Poster Contest

Every Spring, the City's Community Services Department has a Water Conservation Design-A-Sign Poster Contest. Students that live in or attend a school in the City, are encouraged to use their art skills to create a poster which depicts a selected Water Conservation theme. Winning posters are made into street signs and placed throughout the City.