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Irrigation Controller Upgrade Program (For Properties LESS than 10,900 Square Feet)

The City of Chino Hills, in partnership with the Inland Empire Utilities Agency, is funding an Irrigation Controller Program. This program is at no cost and assists eligible customers with the installation of a new irrigation controller. Customers must attend a short workshop on how to use the new irrigation controller.  (Please see list of dates and times available below.) Customers will be able to list the workshop date they have requested in the application linked below. Workshops may be filled to capacity. This is a one-time opportunity and enrollment is limited to the number of spaces that are available. 

Eligibility is based on the following questions:

  • Do you have an existing indoor or outdoor automated controller?
  • Is the controller connected to the irrigation valves?
  • Is your irrigation system working now?
  • Is your irrigated area between 500 and 10,000 square feet?

Mandatory Workshop Dates (choose one):

  • Wednesday, August 14, 2019 - CLOSED
    CVWD – Frontier Project
    10435 Ashford Street, RC
    5:30 – 7:00 pm

  • Thursday, September 12, 2019
    Chino Hills Community Center
    14250 Peyton Drive
    Chino Hills, CA 91709
    5:30 – 7:00 pm

  • Saturday, September 14, 2019 - CLOSED
    SiteOne Landscape Supply
    4280 E Lowell Street, Ontario
    10:00 - 11:30 am

  • Wednesday, October 9, 2019
    CVWD – Frontier Project
    10435 Ashford Street, RC
    5:30 – 7:00 pm

  • Saturday, November 2, 2019
    Historical Carnegie Library
    122 D Street, Upland
    9:00 - 10:30 am

The Irrigation Controller Program Application can be completed and submitted online. Residents interested in the program can email the Water-Use Efficiency Coordinator or call (909) 364-2804.


Irrigation Tune-Up Program

Chino Hills residents are eligible for an irrigation tune-up at no cost as part of a program to help reduce outdoor water use. Program sponsors include the City of Chino Hills, Inland Empire Utilities Agency, and the Santa Ana Watershed Project Authority. This program is a one-time opportunity and enrollment is limited to the number of spaces that are available.

Residents may qualify for the following assistance services and/or repairs:

  • Irrigation controller scheduling
  • Irrigation controller evaluation and training to set water schedules
  • Recommendation of repairs and upgrades for resident
  • Valve repair, replacement, leaks and wiring on an “as needed” basis (1 valve for small sites and 3 valves for large sites)
  • Sprinkler repairs, raising, replacing and/or adjusting (up to 6 pop-ups/nozzles for small sites and up to 12 for large sites)
  • Repair of one minor lateral irrigation line; not to exceed 4 feet (does not include repairs under concrete or asphalt surfaces)
  • Repair drip irrigation – includes flushing and replacing coupling and emitters (up to 6)
  • One follow-up visit, on an “as needed” basis and at the discretion of the contractor, ConServ Inc.

Due to the popularity of this program, the Irrigation Tune-Up Program currently has an extended waitlist. Residents are still encouraged to apply and may contact the Water-Use Efficiency Coordinator with any questions.

The Irrigation Tune-Up Program Application may also be completed and submitted online.  Have additional questions? Email the Water Use Efficiency Coordinator or call (909) 364-2804.


Landscape Evaluation and Audit Program

Residents and businesses can receive a free landscape and irrigation evaluation. The program includes:

  • A complete evaluation of your outdoor irrigation system
  • A profile of your water consumption
  • A customized water budget based on the local data and your landscape
  • Recommendations on how to improve overall efficiency of your irrigation
  • Valuable water saving tips

Interested residents can complete and submit a Landscape and Irrigation Evaluation Application online. For more information, email the Water-Use Efficiency Coordinator or call (909) 364-2804.


Residential Landscape Retrofit Program (For Properties MORE than 10,900 Square Feet)

The City of Chino Hills, in partnership with the Inland Empire Utilities Agency, has contracted with ConServ, Inc. to manage this landscape program. The program is no cost and assists eligible customers whose property is a quarter of an acre (10,890 square feet) or more. The two retrofits currently available are a weather-based irrigation controller and high efficiency sprinkler nozzles. This is a one-time opportunity, and enrollment is limited to availability. 

Eligibility is based on the following questions:

  • Do you have an existing automated irrigation controller?
  • Is the controller connected to the irrigation valves?
  • Is your irrigation system working now?

The Residential Landscape Program Application may be completed and submitted online. For more information, email the Water Use Efficiency Coordinator or call (909) 364-2804. 
                      


Turf Removal Program

The Metropolitan Water District’s Turf Removal Program is back! You may be eligible to receive a rebate for removing turf on your property. The goal of this program is to reduce your outdoor water consumption and potential runoff that may come from your irrigation system.

A landscape design is required to participate in the Turf Removal Program. Residential customers can have a custom landscape design created for them through the Chino Basin Water Conservation District. As part of the Landscape Design Assistance Program, residents must register for a class the will go over the following topics:
  • The process for a successful home turf removal project including: design, turf removal, irrigation improvements, planting, and establishment
  • How to qualify for the current turf removal rebate
  • The local no-cost (with deposit) residential Landscape Design Assistance Program that will provide you with a custom design for your project*
  • Other local rebates and programs

Click here to register for the Landscape Design Assistance class.

Residents and businesses who are interested in transforming their landscapes can visit SoCal WaterSmart to find out more! The City of Chino Hills strongly encourages residents and businesses who are interested to read through all guidelines and requirements.