Drought Response


In order to comply with emergency state regulations and meet our community's water demands, on May 24, 2022, the CVWD Board of Directors adopted Resolution No. 2022-5-7 declaring a stage 3 water shortage pursuant to its Water Shortage Contingency Plan. This calls upon our customers to:

  • Reduce water use by 20%  
  • Limit hours of outdoor watering to 4:00 p.m. through 9:00 a.m.  
  • Limit outdoor watering to three days per week based on the following schedule
    1. Addresses ending in an odd number may water Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays.
    2. Addresses ending in an even number may water Wednesdays, Fridays, and Sundays. 
    3. Outdoor watering is not permitted on Mondays. 
  • Watering restrictions DO NOT APPLY to recycled water users. 

These are in addition to the already recommended Water Use Best Management Practices listed below and in the resolution

CVWD is not planning on implementing drought rates at this time. As drought and water supply conditions change, we will provide further information on what other actions we may need to take to get through this together.

Drought Dashboard February 14, 2023
Outdoor Watering Schedule

Please Follow Water Use Best Practices All Year Round

CVWD encourages water use efficiency year-round by following these best practices:

  • No hosing of paved surfaces such as driveways, streets, and sidewalks
  • Use a shutoff nozzle on all hoses
  • If decorative fountains are in use, they must have a recirculating water system
  • Fix leaks and broken sprinklers immediately
  • Ensure there is no sprinkler overspray or runoff
  • No watering within 48 hours after it rains
  • Restaurants only serve water to customers upon request
  • Hotels offer guests the option of not having linens laundered daily 

Saving water can be simple with the most significant water-saving opportunities on your landscaping. Customers should focus their attention on continuing to use Best Management Practices and changing outdoor watering habits, including reducing outdoor watering by a few minutes and fixing leaks or misaligned sprinklers immediately.

CVWD has a number of other landscape resources on our Water Efficient Landscaping page. For water use efficiency tips and rebate information, visit our Rebates page.

To report water waste click here

Water Supply Shortage Contingency Plan
On May 31, 2018, Senate Bill 606 was signed into law requiring all urban water retail suppliers to adopt a Water Shortage Contingency Plan (Plan) that includes new State reduced water usage levels. The District’s Water Shortage Contingency Plan, in accordance with State law, is included as Chapter 8 in CVWD's Urban Water Management Plan below.

To learn more about our water supply click here

To view the District's most recent water use numbers, visit the State's DRINC Portal here and select Cucamonga Valley Water District in the drop-down menu on the right. 

CVWD's Water Monitor Portal allows you to monitor your water usage!CVWD Water Monitor Portal Opens in new window

  • Designed with an intuitive dashboard to track how much water you are using.
  •  Set notification preferences to receive high usage alerts.
  • Click here to REGISTER!