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Drip Irrigation Class October 1, 2016

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New Opportunity to Help You Be Water Efficient – Drip Irrigation!

Did you know that residential sprinklers typically run at only 50% efficiency? That means half of the water from sprinklers is being wasted from runoff, over spray or other inefficiencies. Drip irrigation systems run at about 95% efficiency, that’s because the water is going directly to the spot where the water needs to be. To help our residents, the City of Corona Department of Water and Power (DWP) will be offering a new program to teach residents how to successfully convert an area of their yard from sprinklers to drip irrigation.... Continue reading...

New Opportunity to Help You Save Water – Drip Irrigation!

Free Drip Irrigation Classes (3)
Did you know that residential sprinklers typically run at only 50% efficiency? That means half of the water from sprinklers is being wasted from runoff, overspray or other inefficiencies. Drip irrigation systems run at about 95% efficiency, that’s because the water is going directly to the spot where the water needs to be. To learn more, the City of Corona Department of Water and Power (DWP) will be offering a new program to teach residents how to successfully convert an area of their yard from sprinklers to drip irrigation.

How to Save Water and Make a Difference

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At the end of 2015, the City of Corona was 495,600,000 gallons short of meeting its mandated water reduction. The State Water Resources Control Board (SWRCB) requires Corona to reach a 28% conservation goal each month or face fines up to $10,000 a day. The City of Corona is enforcing compliance with Stage 3 of the Water Conservation Ordinance. Please ensure that your irrigation system is in compliance with Stage 3 regulations. Broken sprinklers or other issues must be repaired promptly.

SoCal Water Smart Rebate Incentives to Decrease Starting Nov 11

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Due to an overwhelming increase in popularity with the SoCalWaterSmart rebate program, the Metropolitan Water District approved the following changes to the rebate programs which go into effect November 11, 2015: Toilets High-Efficiency Toilet rebates, in the amount of $100, will be offered through November 10, 2015. A High-Efficiency Toilet (HET) is one that uses 1.28 gallons per flush or less. Starting November 11, Metropolitan Water District will no longer provide rebates for High Efficiency Toilets. However, their new toilet rebate program will offer a rebate of $40 per toilet for Premium High Efficiency Toilets that use 1.08 gallons per flush or less. For more information, or to apply, go online.

Save Our Water Rebates: New Statewide Rebate for High Efficiency Toilets

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We have great news for Corona residents interested in reducing their indoor water usage! The State of California Department of Water Resources (DWR) has started the Save Our Water Rebate program in response to the State’s historic drought. DWR is offering a $100 rebate (not to exceed the actual cost of the toilet; while funding is available), for qualified U.S. Environmental Protection Agency WaterSense® certified high-efficiency toilets (1.28 gallons per flush or less). This program offers one rebate per household and is open to single family residents throughout the state. Corona residents can apply for this rebate online at http://www.saveourwaterrebates.com/toilet-rebates.html

Water Main Break Quickly Restored

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At 11:30 a.m. on Aug. 19, a water leak was reported in the area of Border Avenue in Corona. Department of Water and Power (DWP) crews were immediately dispatched and attended to what was determined to be a main break on a 2-inch service line. At this time, it expected that service will be restored by 5 p.m. For questions or concerns, please contact Tom Moody at 951-830-2319.

Power outage? Check your irrigation timer!

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Did your power go out? Do your sprinklers come on more times than they should? Many irrigation timers have factory default settings that are set to water every day for at least 10 minutes a station or more. When there is a power outage these irrigation timers automatically return to the factory default settings. This jump in watering can cause you to waste water and exceed your water budget, which may go unnoticed for a while. Therefore it is important to check your irrigation controller after a power outage to not only save water, but help keep within your water budget!

2015 Consumer Confidence Report

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The City of Corona Department of Water and Power is pleased to announce that our 2015 Consumer Confidence Report for 2014 is complete and available on our website! DWP’s mission is to provide our customers with the best products and services. Our annual CCR demonstrates both our commitment to the community and ability to deliver quality drinking water that meets or exceeds health standards set by the United States Environmental Protection Agency and the Regional Water Quality Control Board, Division of Drinking Water.

E-Bills Now Available for Corona DWP Customers

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We are proud to announce that City of Corona Department of Water & Power (DWP) customers can now opt to view their bill electronically through our website. The bill you view online will be identical to the paper one you’re used to receiving. By opting to receive e-bills, you’ll help reduce the amount of paper we use – which is great for the environment.

Scheduled Lane Closures on Ontario, Mangular, Magnolia, Rimpau

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City of Corona's Maintenance Services Department will be performing crack sealing repairs on Ontario from Mangular to Magnolia and on Magnolia from Ontario to Rimpau from Monday April 6, 2015 through Friday April 10, 2015. “Road Works” is the contractor and they will be following MUTCD guidelines for temporary traffic control and will only close one lane at a time. The work is expected to take five to seven days to complete. Please see chart below for lane closure schedule or call the City of Corona Public Works Department if you have further questions at 951-736-2266.

Governor Brown’s Executive Order Regarding California’s Drought

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Wednesday, Governor Brown issued an executive order regarding the state’s current drought. The governor’s executive order can be found online at here. Executive Order B-29-15 has many facets to it, including restrictions that are meant to obtain a 25 percent statewide reduction in potable, or drinking, water use due to the state’s fourth year of drought.

Installing a Water Wise Landscape Just Got a Little Easier

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Installing a Water Wise Landscape Just Got a Little Easier We all know that removing your turf can be expensive and time-consuming, but did you know that many of the costs associated with replacing your grass turf with water-wise landscape can now be financed through the Home Energy Renovation Opportunity (HERO) Program? This includes the costs for turf removal, soil treatment, hardscape materials, drip irrigation materials, mulch, and installation. Living plant material, however, does not qualify for the program