OUR HISTORY
A LEGACY OF WATER CONSERVATION

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.

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.

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OUR MISSION
A PROMISE TO CHINO BASIN

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

About - Demonstrate

Demonstrate

...the multiple benefits of water efficient landscapes to conserve water, capture stormwater, and use recycled and grey water while providing beautiful and inspiring places to live, work, and play.

About - Educate

Educate

...to inspire the broad adoption of a water conservation ethic and ACTIVATE public stewardship and a water efficiency workforce.

About - Percolate

Percolate

...stormwater and promote distributed onsite capture to replenish local groundwater supplies, ensuring our region’s needs are sufficiently met while improving regional water quality.


OUR COMMUNITY
THE KEY TO A WATERWISE FUTURE

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.  

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