The Chino Basin Water Conservation District is a public agency whose goal is the protection of the Chino Groundwater Basin in order to guarantee that current and future water needs will be met. The Basin is protected by the capture and percolation of waters through the District’s network of channels, basins and spreading grounds. Water conservation education is provided to the individuals and organizations within the service area to further promote the efficient use of our water resources.
Since its establishment in 1949, the Chino Basin Water Conservation District has actively protected and replenished the Chino Groundwater Basin with natural area rainfall and storm water discharge from the San Gabriel Mountains. The District’s service area includes the cities of Chino, Chino Hills, Montclair, Ontario, Rancho Cucamonga, and Upland.
Recognizing that even in years of normal rainfall its service area depends heavily on groundwater, the Chino Basin Water Conservation District’s network of basins and spreading grounds capture runoff to percolate into the resulting groundwater naturally available. With the population projected to dramatically increase in the near future, the District believes that conservation will increasingly be necessary as an effective means of coping with the increased demand. The certainty of intermittent regional droughts occurring in the future demands the increased use of water conservation as a vital tool in the protection of our water resources.
Chino Basin Water Conservation District’s commitment to conservation is two-pronged, consisting of the use percolation basins and spreading grounds to increase supply, and the commitment to water conservation education to diminish demand. The use of percolation basins and spreading grounds to replenish the Chino Basin Aquifer has made the District one of the first agencies in California to take a pro-active role in region-wide water conservation. The water conservation education approaches that have been undertaken at the District address individuals, school districts, organizations, and municipalities within its service area.