About Us

Our Mission

The Chino Basin Water Conservation District is sustaining a regional water supply through public
stewardship by engaging in the following strategies:

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Our Community

We provide programs, services,and resources to serve audiences of all ages to cultivate a community-wide conservation ethic and build regional capacity for water resilience. See our service area map here

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Our History
Since its establishment in 1949, the Chino Basin Water Conservation District (the 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; it also includes unincorporated areas of San Bernardino County.

Recognizing that even in years of normal rainfall its service area depends heavily on groundwater, the 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.

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.

Learn More

View our Annual Report  to learn more about the district, or visit the following links to learn about our programs: