Water Conservation Questions

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> How can I conserve and how can the City help me?

The quickest way to save water is in your outside landscaping. Over 60% of the water used in Corona is used to irrigate landscaping. The potential for water savings is huge! Call us to schedule an appointment for a free landscape check-up at (951) 736-2234. During the check-up, our technicians will walk you through your irrigation system, adjust your sprinklers and timer so they're operating properly and provide you with additional recommendations for further water savings.

If you're interested in saving water indoors, consider installing water conserving devices such as high efficiency toilets, high efficiency clothes washers, faucet aerators, low-flow showerheads and more. Through the Metropolitan Water District, Western Municipal Water District and the City of Corona Department of Water & Power, you can get rebates for purchasing a high-efficiency toilet or high-efficiency clothes washer. For more information, please visit www.socalwatersmart.com

For more ideas see the Conservation section.

> Is the Water Conservation Ordinance changing?

No. The Water Conservation Ordinance will remain in effect. There are still restrictions on imported water and the need to protect our groundwater levels. Tiered rates are part of a citywide conservation program.

> Do I still have to comply with Watering Guidelines?

Yes. Currently the City is in Stage 2 of the Water Conservation Ordinance. That means that you can only water before 10 a.m. and after 8 p.m.

The City of Corona Department of Water & Power wants to help you comply with these guidelines. Please call (951) 736-2234 to schedule a free landscape check-up.

> Do I still have to water within the watering window?

Yes. Watering should be done before 10 a.m. and after 8 p.m. Watering during this window allows more water to get into the soil since it's not evaporated by the sun or blown away by the wind. For help adjusting your sprinklers, please call (951) 736-2234 to schedule a free landscape check-up.

> How much water has Corona saved?

Since we declared a Stage 2 Alert in July 2009, we have saved nearly 500 million gallons of water. We're impressed with the efforts so far, but we need to keep it up! New legislation requires water use reduction of 20% by 2020.