Drought Response

At our April 11 Board Meeting, the CVWD Board of Directors adopted a resolution to rescind the Level 3 Water Shortage Declaration. This action means restricted watering days are over and CVWD is no longer requesting customers to reduce their water use. “Recent winter storms have given the State a much-needed break from severe drought conditions,” stated CVWD Board President Randall Reed. “Because of our community's efforts and CVWD’s commitment to investing in local water supplies, we were able to get through the drought together.”

The Board’s decision was made following Governor Newsom’s Executive Order on March 24, 2023, which allows individual water agencies the flexibility to adjust their Drought Contingency Plans. The Governor’s Executive Order did not rescind the Drought Emergency entirely, and certain water uses that are considered to be wasteful remain prohibited, such as using potable water to irrigate ornamental turf in commercial properties and more. 

View Resolution No. 2023-4-1 Rescinding a Stage 3 Water Storage.

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!