Water Conservation

Water is essential to us all but it's a limited resource. We all need to rethink the way we use water on a daily basis whether or not California is in a drought. Conserving water is always important. No matter how full or depleted our reservoirs are, we must always be aware that water is a precious commodity. Regardless of how or why we are using water, we must always use it efficiently and be good stewards in using this resource.

The City of Chino is dedicated to partnering with the community to become more water efficient.

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Water Conservation Tips

Fresh, clean drinking water is yours to use whenever you need it. Water is a valuable resource to all and should not be wasted. Did you know that the average household uses over 162,000 gallons of water annually? So, help conserve water by following the tips listed below:

Indoors

  • Check toilets for leaks
  • Install Ultra Low Flush Toilets (ULFTs)
  • Only flush when needed
  • Place a water displacement device in your toilet tank
  • Take shorter showers
  • Wash in the bathtub. A partially filled tub uses less water than showering
  • Turn off the water when shaving or brushing your teeth
  • Install water saving showerheads
  • Replace washers to prevent dripping faucets
  • Check pipes for leaks in the laundry room and kitchen
  • Run full loads only in the dishwasher and washing machine
  • Fill the sink when washing/rinsing dishes by hand, don't let the water run continuously
  • Choose water saving cycles on appliances
  • Install water saving devices such as aerators or flow restrictors
  • Check pipes, faucets, and fittings for leaks

Outside

  • Plant low water consuming plants
  • Water lawn only when it needs it
  • Adjust sprinklers to avoid wasting water on sidewalks and driveways
  • Place a layer of mulch around trees and plants to keep soil moist
  • Don't let the hose run while washing cars, animals, etc.
  • Use a broom or rake, instead of water to clean sidewalks and driveways
  • Install water saving devices, such as a nozzle that can be shut off or adjusted
  • Check for leaks in pipes, hoses, faucets, and couplings

For More Information

For more information regarding water conservation, please call 909-334-3472.