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 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. The City of Corona has been in Stage 2 of our Water Conservation Ordinance since January 2009. We have been working diligently with the community to reduce our overall water use in response to drought conditions and the State’s 20 percent ...

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. HERO offers 100 percent financing of the cost to purchase and install proj...

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 displayed in over 20 different locations within Southern California. DWP, in partnership with Metropo...

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 industry. Residents can benefit by having a landscaper that is trained on the newest and most effici...

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 Time as a reminder to check your irrigation system for leaks and to reset your controller can save si...

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 microwave clock is actually a creature of the night! Energy vampires account for 5 to 10 percent of a ...