Valley District supports a wide range of water conservation measures and programs that educate homeowners, business owners, students and community members on a variety of ways to conserve water. From cash incentives and rebates to landscape contests and classroom presentations, Valley District is committed to providing the tools and information that will help change the way we think about and use water.
Water Conservation Education
Valley District has partnered with the Inland Empire Resource Conservation District to develop water conservation education programming for both students and community groups. Presentations focus on a wide range of water saving practices. If your school or service club is interested in having a presentation, please contact Bob Tincher at firstname.lastname@example.org.
iEfficient.com is a collaborative conservation effort developed by water agencies and cities throughout the Inland Empire. Visit iEfficient.com to find money-saving rebates on water-saving products and to learn about helpful water-saving tips.
Inland Solar Challenge
The Inland Solar Challenge Event uses an educational and competitive platform to convey the water conservation message. This annual event challenges local high school teams to build sixteen-foot boats equipped with solar technology and race against each other. In addition to the solar boat races, teams are required to prepare a water conservation report and create a public service announcement. Valley District has been a sponsor of this event since 2008.
Valley District is a sponsor of this contest which awards $1,000 to the best water saving, garden friendly residential landscape. For additional information on how you can participate, visit Inland Empire Landscape Contest.
Valley District pays 25% of the rebates, such as high efficiency toilets and turf removal, paid by retail water agencies within its service area.
San Bernardino Valley Water Conservation Demonstration Garden at Cal State, San Bernardino
The garden provides a demonstration of Water Saving Garden Friendly plants, conservation measures, water percolation methods, low maintenance practices, and attractive architectural design that could be visited by the public and used for educational purposes. The garden is accessed from Parking Lot G at California State University, San Bernardino. Tell the attendant that you will be visiting the garden and there is no charge for parking. Click here to view the CSUSB garden website.
Water Saving Garden Friendly Program
There are many options for a beautifully landscaped home or garden using waterwise plants. Valley District has developed a brochure that offers a variety of water efficient plants that do well in the Southern California climate. Valley District was also an early adopter of a labeling program that helps identify climate appropriate, water saving outdoor products. Check out your local Home Depot store to participate in landscape workshops, special pricing offers and beautiful products with the easily recognizable garden friendly logo.
Weather Based Irrigation Controller Program
Weather-based irrigation controllers (WBICs) offer residential and large water users the ability to customize their irrigation water usage based on changing weather conditions. WBICs reduce unnecessary watering and allows you to adapt your irrigation for your landscapes specific plant and climate needs.