How to Save Water and Make a Difference

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California is in a Drought and here’s how you can help! 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 sp...

SoCal Water Smart Rebate Incentives to Decrease Starting Nov 11

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Rebate Incentives to Decrease Starting November 11! 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, Metropolit...

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

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 o...

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. The issue was quickly addressed and at this time, it is expected that service will be restored by 5 p.m. For questions or concerns, please contact Tom Moody at 951-830-2319 or email .

Turf Removal Rebates Exhausted | Deadline to Apply July 9

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TURF REMOVAL REBATE PROGRAM EXHAUSTS FUNDING | DEADLINE TO APPLY JULY 9, 2015 City of Corona’s Department of Water and Power (DWP) has teamed up with the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California the past few years to provide our community with a Turf Rebate Program, “Cash for Grass”, that offered residents $3 per square foot of grass that is replaced with water-efficient plants. Due to the unprecedented public demand, the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California’s rebat...

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 aft...

2015 Consumer Confidence Report

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The City of Corona Department of Water and Power (DWP) is pleased to announce that our 2015 Consumer Confidence Report (CCR) 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 (US EPA) and the Regional Water Qualit...

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. It’s easy to sign up. Log into your iLink account, click on the My Profile link, then click on the Manage Profile tab and select the Yes ...

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. The contractor 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 Depa...

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. The City of Corona has been in Stage 2 of our Water Conservation Ordinance since January 2009. We have been working diligently with the com...

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 qu...

Traveling Student Art Exhibit Tour and Contest

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The City of Corona Department of Water and Power (DWP) is pleased to announce the return of the traveling student art exhibit. To view the winning posters from last year, visit the Corona Public Library at 650 S. Main St. Corona, CA 92882 between Tuesday, March 10, 2015 and Tuesday, March 17, 2015. The exhibit includes all of the student winners within Southern California. This year, Corona’s very own student Katelyn Boshnich will represent Corona in the show. The traveling art show will be disp...

Send your Landscaper to School!

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Send your Landscaper to School! Help your community reach its water efficiency goals by sending your landscaper to school! The City of Corona Department of Water and Power (DWP) is now offering Landscape Maintenance and Efficiency Scholarships.  This program will allow your licensed landscaper to further their education in water efficient practices, irrigation management and maintenance. We want to promote water use efficiency, healthy irrigation practices and maintenance in the landscape ind...

Change Your Clocks, Check Your Sprinklers, and Replace Your Batteries!

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It’s that time of the year again! As you ‘fall backward’ and set your clocks, jump into action and check your irrigation controllers! The change in season is a great reminder to check your batteries for your irrigation controllers.  The City of Corona Department of Water and Power also offers a rebate of $200 for a smart controller. These smart controllers will adjust automatically and water based on the weather here in Corona. Visit DWP's website for more information. Using Daylight Saving T...

Energy Vampires Lurking in Corona

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This Halloween, we’ll be seeing tons of spooky creatures and supernatural monsters out on the streets, but the scariest monster is lurking every day in your own home: the energy vampire! An “energy vampire” is an electronic appliance or device that uses energy when it’s plugged in, even if it’s turned off. Most energy vampires go into “standby” mode, where they continuously suck a trickle of electricity to power features such as clocks and LED status lights. Yes, that means your glowing micro...