Drought Response

Please Follow Water Use Best Practices All Year Round

CVWD always encourages wise water use and recommends using water wisely by following the best practices below:

  • 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 by 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.


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.

Individual and Aggregate Self-Certification Documentation
The following documents were submitted to State Water Resources Control Board on June 22, 2016, as part of the District’s self-certification of supply reliability under the California Code of Regulations, title 23, section 864.5. The submitted documents linked below demonstrate surplus available supplies to meet projected demands over the next three years under continued drought conditions. 
Worksheet 1: Total Available Water Supply for Individual Water Supplier
• Supporting Analysis and Calculations
• Signed Certification Form

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.