Upper District has a robust program devoted to promoting water conservation and public education on water issues. Working with our 29 retail water customers and informing residents and businesses about water-use efficiency is a top priority. This section of the website provides information about these public involvement programs, materials and rebates.
Water conservation is an important and low-cost method of preserving our water supply and is a critical part of an effective water supply program. Water conservation is more than a technique; it’s a “green” ethic and mindset. Water conservation is the lowest cost alternative for augmenting local water supplies, so saving water means more costly ways of acquiring water are less likely to be needed.
Water conservation is not a new approach; however, it is receiving more attention and is in wider use than ever before. There is increasingly sophisticated equipment, technology, materials and procedures that enable water conservation to be more and more effective. Here in California and the San Gabriel Valley, cities, water companies, utilities and water districts are deeply involved in conservation efforts and public education that promote water conservation.
Informing residents and employers about water-use efficiency is the top priority of the public education program. The reason is simple: water conservation is relatively inexpensive to implement and the water and financial savings can be substantial.
Upper District is a proud member of:
The California Urban Water Conservation Council
The California Urban Water Conservation Council was created to increase efficient water use statewide through partnerships among urban water agencies, public interest organizations, and private entities. The Council’s goal is to integrate urban water conservation Best Management Practices into the planning and management of California’s water resources.
and a proud partner with:
EPA WaterSense Promotional Partnership
WaterSense helps people save water with a product label and tips for saving water around the house. WaterSense partners with manufacturers, retailers and distributors, and utilities to bring WaterSense labeled products to the marketplace and make it easy to purchase high-performing, water-efficient products. WaterSense also partners with irrigation professionals and irrigation certification programs to promote water-efficient landscape irrigation practices.
ACWA Save Our Water
Save Our Water is a statewide program aimed at helping Californians reduce their everyday water use. Created by ACWA and the California Department of Water Resources in 2009, the program offers ideas and inspiration for permanently reducing water use – regardless of whether California is in a drought.
Using traditional and social media, partnerships with local agencies and interviews with real Californians saving water, the program is reaching millions of Californians each year with its water-saving message and tips. The consumer-friendly Save Our Water website has great ideas on saving water indoors and out. ACWA member agencies will also find an array of helpful materials to use locally.
California Native Plant Society
The California Native Plant Society works hard to protect California’s native plant heritage and preserve it for future generations. Our nearly 10,000 members promote native plant appreciation, research, education, and conservation through our five statewide programs and 33 regional chapters in California.
The mission of CNPS is to conserve California native plants and their natural habitats, and increase understanding, appreciation, and horticultural use of native plants.