Water conservation can be defined as practices, techniques, and technologies that improve the efficiency of water use. Increased efficiency expands the use of the water resource, freeing up water supplies for other uses, such as population growth, new industry, and environmental conservation.
This report reviews water conservation (water recharge and education) throughout the Valley Region. The four agencies that provide the majority of the natural replenishment activities are the two water conservation districts (Chino Basin WCD and San Bernardino Valley WCD) and the two overlaying municipal water districts (Inland Empire Utilities Agency and San Bernardino Valley Municipal Water District). Additionally, the San Bernardino County Flood Control District encompasses the entire county and its primary performed function is flood control. However, its principal act states it is authorized to “provide for the control and conservation of flood and storm waters” as well as water conservation to conserve and reclaim waters.