Water Conservation

Level 1 Water Shortage Rules major drought

& Tips for Reducing Water Usage



Dear Pomona Customers,

The City of Pomona is asking its customers to make water conservation a “California Way of Life”.  The City has adopted a Level I Water Shortage response that requires all customers to limit watering days, and implement other rules as follows.

Outdoor Watering Schedules - Level 1 Water Shortage:

April - October (Only water 3 days per week)

Odd Address – Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday                Addresses ending with 1, 3, 5, 7, 9

Even Address – Monday, Wednesday, and Friday                Addresses ending with 0, 2, 4, 6, 8

November – March (Only water 1 day per week)

Odd Address – Thursday                                                      Addresses ending with 1, 3, 5, 7, 9

Even Address – Monday                                                       Addresses ending with 0, 2, 4, 6, 8



Water Watcher 24 Hour Reporting Line (909) 620-2244



Conservation is key, and the City of Pomona appreciates you "doing your part" to conserve our land's precious resource.  WIth rain in the forecast unknown and the drought headed into its 4th year conserving water shouldn't be viewed as a temporary aciton, instead we as a community, must change the way in which we use water.


If the limited outdoor watering days are creating brown patches on your lawn, consider placing drought tolerant plants in hard to water are.  Rebates area available for Pomona at www.socalwatersmart.com

The following tips are provided by the City of Pomona to encourage the community to reduce their water use:




Spruce up your Sprinkler System and Save


It’s been a long, hard winter for your yard. While your plants go dormant to cope with the colder weather, your sprinkler system can feel the effects of winter, too. Cracks in the pipes can lead to costly leaks, and broken sprinkler heads can waste water and money. You could be losing up to 25,000 gallons of water and more than $90 over a six-month irrigation season—the cost of about 300 daffodil bulbs!

Now is the perfect time to spruce up your irrigation system before you ramp up your watering efforts this spring and summer. To get started, follow these four simple steps—inspect, connect, direct, and select:


Don’t forget to add “sprinkler spruce-up” to your spring cleaning list this year. Learn more about maintaining a water-smart yard by visiting the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s WaterSense website at www.epa.gov/watersense/outdoor


 Water Conservation Requirements

Year round water use restrictions remain in place. Pomona’s City Council adopted Ordinance 4122 establishing year round water use efficiency best management practices. Residents are required to practice the following common sense measures to use water as efficiently as possible:

Best Practices:


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Basically, we're asking our customers to watch their daily water usage, and find ways to cut back.

If we apply simple, common sense water-saving measures to our daily lives, we'll ensure a plentiful water supply this year and for years to come.


 Remember: The water we save today may be the water we need tomorrow!

Reporting Water Wasters:

To report water wasters in the City of Pomona, please call the Water Watcher 24-Hour Reporting Line at (909) 620-2244. Please report what violation took place, when, where, and what time it took place, and any additional information that may be helpful. Your contact information is helpful but not required.


Rebates and Incentives:

Be WaterWise

Metropolian Water District of Southern California


Resources for Teachers

The City of Pomona is a member of the Water Education Water Awareness Committee (WEWAC). WEWAC is a group of local water agencies that have pooled resources in an effort to promote water conservation. Recognizing the benefits of regional programs, the agencies continue to work together with WEWAC. WEWAC places an emphasis on education. WEWAC makes every effort to form partnerships with educators and institutions within its service territory to assist in incorporating the conservation message into the regular curriculum. By instilling the value and importance of water efficiency today, WEWAC is not only investing in the present, but in the future as well.

Please visit www.usewaterwisely.com for more information on contests, grants, teacher workshops, and to sign up for the free e-newsletter.

For information on in-class presentations, please contact Julie Carver, Environmental Programs Supervisor at (909) 620-3628 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.



Metropolitan Water District - Water is Life Student Art Poster Contests


“Water is Life”, students in Grades K-12 in schools within City of Pomona area are invited to create an art poster depicting various water uses, ways to use water more efficiently, or water conservation topics.

 Recommended topics include:

 At School

 For information please contact Julie Carver, Environmental Programs Supervisor at (909) 620-3628 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


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What is WaterSense?

As a partnership program sponsored by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), WaterSense makes it easy to save water.  It is both a label for water-efficient products and a resource for water saving tips.

What does WaterSense do?

The WaterSense label is a simple way for consumers to identify water-efficient products, new homes, and programs that meet EPA’s criteria for efficiency and performance

WaterSense labeled products use at least 20 percent less water and perform as well as or better than standard models.  EPA also partners with landscape irrigation professionals certified by WaterSense labeled programs focusing on water efficiency.  Full listings of WaterSense labeled products are available at www.epa.gov/watersense.

Why promote water efficiency?

Managing water is growing concern in the United States.  Water managers in at least 36 states expect local, statewide, or regional water shortages to occur over the next few years. Wasting less water in our homes and yards also saves energy and money on utility bills and improves the quality of our water resources nationwide.

How can I get involved?

Saving water is easy – WaterSense labeled products are available in a variety of styles, colors, and price points – and it doesn’t require changing the way most of us live or do business.  By choosing products with the WaterSense label, you know you’ll be saving water for future generations.

Be for water and start saving!  Visit www.epa.gov/watersense for more information.

Call to Action:

Test your WaterSense and learn about water use in your home, visit www.epa.www.epa.gov/watersense



Educational Links:

California Regional Environmental Education Community (CREEC) Network

Metropolian Water District of Southern California

Water Education Materials for Educator

Water Education Water Awareness Committee






Water is too precious to waste! Caring for our most precious resource, water conservation must play an important part in our day to day lives.                   

With a growing population and limited water resources it is essential that we conserve. Conserving water means we can extend the water supply for future generations and help reduce the risk of water shortages. By doing your part, you help the environment and save on your Utility bill

Ways to Save Water
Whether you're a residential or a commercial customer, you'll find useful information on the links provided:  


California's Water Conservation Resource

California Urban Water Conservation

EPA Residential Water Conservation

EPA Conservacion de Augua

Metropolian Water District of Southern California

Water Education Water Awareness Committee

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