As our regional population continues to grow and we face the threats of climate change, water conservation has become essential for ensuring a reliable water supply for our future.
Upper District has a variety of robust programs devoted to water conservation, water-saving rebates and public education. Working with our 29 retail water customers and informing residents and businesses about water-use efficiency is one of our top priorities.
Water conservation is an essential and cost-effective method for preserving our water supply, and is also a critical component of an effective water supply portfolio. There are increasingly sophisticated technologies and best practices that enable water conservation efforts to be more effective. Water conservation is more than a technique or practice; it is something that we must embrace as a way of life!
This section of the website provides information about Upper District’s public outreach programs, helpful water-saving tips and resources, and rebate incentive programs available to San Gabriel Valley residents and businesses.
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.