In response to record-breaking drought conditions and the Governor’s Executive Order calling for an overall 20 to 30 percent reduction in water usage across California, the City of Chino Hills has declared a Stage III High Conservation Alert that went into effect on June 1, in accordance with the Water Conservation Ordinance. Residents and businesses are being asked to conserve 30 percent and will have to reduce outdoor watering to two days per week and shall not exceed 15 minutes per watering station, except for drip or micro-spray irrigation systems, which shall not exceed 30 minutes per station; and are prohibited from watering between the hours of 9 am and 6 pm.
There are additional restrictions associated with the Stage III High Water Conservation Alert:
*An exception may be made for construction use through a City-designated meter when recycled water is not available.
The Stage III Water Alert outdoor irrigation requirements do not apply to construction projects or areas where recycled water flowing through purple pipes is used. Many of the City’s parks in the southern part of Chino Hills are irrigated using recycled water so residents may see parks being irrigated on different days than those included in the Alert. City parks, facilities, and public spaces that are not irrigated using recycled water will be irrigated on a schedule in accordance with the new Stage III Water Alert.