DWP has ongoing programs to help residents conserve resources and save money.
Here are current programs — and tips — to help you conserve water and electricity. Looking for the free landscaping class schedule? It's now on a new page...
- Free Devices
- Find Leaks
- HERO Financing
- Irrigation Timers
The City of Corona Department of Water and Power offers FREE water saving devices to all of our customers. These devices include:
- 5 minute shower timers – Helps to keep you on track to a short shower. Try to limit your showers to 5 minutes or less.
- Low-flow showerheads – Low-flow showerheads use 1.5 gallons per minute or less. To see how much water you use in the shower, time yourself. Then multiply the number of minutes by 1.5 gallons if you have a low-flow showerhead.
- Bathroom faucet aerators – Faucet aerators are devices that add air into the water stream. This can help increase the water pressure through the faucet while decreasing the amount of water coming through. Installing aerators on bathroom sinks is a simple, inexpensive way to reduce water inside your home without changing your behavior.
- Kitchen faucet aerators – Faucet aerators are devices that add air into the water stream. This can help increase the water pressure through the faucet while decreasing the amount of water coming through. Installing aerators on kitchen sinks is a simple, inexpensive way to reduce water inside your home without changing your behavior.
- Hose nozzles – Automatic shut off nozzles with adjustable settings can help you wash your car or water your yard more efficiently.
- Toilet dye tabs – Use these dye tabs to check for leaks on your toilets. Leaking toilets can waste between 30 to 500 gallons of water each day. A faulty flapper valve is usually the problem — but it's an easy fix.
To request these devices, contact our Water Resources team at (951) 736-2234 or send email to StoptheDrop@DiscoverCorona.com.
Detect Leaks Before They Cost You!
Use Your Meter to Find Leaks
Did you know that your water meter can help you find a leak? That’s right! Your meter has a handy leak detection dial to help you identify leaks.
Want to try it? Go out to your water meter box and remove the lid. Please use caution as the lid can be heavy. Look at your water meter to find a small dial with a triangle (usually blue, black or red in color). This is your leak indicator! This triangle spins whenever water is moving through your meter.
Make sure all water and appliances are off in your house. If everything is off and the dial is moving then that’s a sign you have a leak.
If you do have a leak, check some of the most common places: toilets, pool fill and irrigation valves. For further assistance or information please contact the Water Resources group at (951) 736-2234.
Check Your Toilet for Leaks
A leaky toilet can waste between 30 to 500 gallons of water per day!
Just because it doesn't make a noise or have water at the base doesn't
mean that it's not leaking. Here's a simple way to check to see if your toilet is leaking:
- Remove the lid and place a few drops of food dye or toilet dye tabs into the tank.
- Wait 15 minutes.
- Check the bowl to see if there is food coloring in the bowl. If so, you have a leaky toilet!
Found a Leak?
All is not lost! Often, toilet leaks can be fixed simply by replacing the flapper valve located in the toilet tank. Flapper valves can be purchased at most home improvement stores here in Corona.
Fixed the Leak but Went Over Your Water Budget?
You can apply for a one-time water budget variance.
For more information, call our Water Resources team at (951) 736-2234 or e-mail StopTheDrop@discovercorona.com.
Western Region Council of Governments (WRCOG) Residential - HERO Program
What is the WRCOG HERO Program? HERO stands for "Home Energy Renovation Opportunity." HERO Financing is low cost, fixed interest rate financing for a broad range of energy and water efficient products and renewable energy systems. Homeowners repay the HERO Financing through their property tax bill. In order to be eligible to apply, your property must be located within one of the participating WRCOG jurisdictions.
The WRCOG HERO Program is offered through a partnership between WRCOG and Renovate America, Inc. The program was launched in order to create jobs and reduce utility costs and greenhouse gas emissions. The program provides financing for permanently affixed energy efficiency, water efficiency, and renewable energy products. HERO financing is repaid through an assessment on your property tax bill over 5-20 years, based on the useful life of the products.
Where can I get more information?
General questions about the WRCOG HERO program can be answered by calling the WRCOG HERO Program’s toll free number at 1-877-747-4889, or visiting the Be A Riverside Hero website. Get your questions answered by clicking "Chat Now" on the Be A Riverside Hero website.
Free Residential Landscape Check-Up
The City of Corona Department of Water and Power offers each of our customers free outdoor landscape check-ups.
At your check-up, our experienced technicians will run your irrigation system, point out any problems with the system, make small adjustments as necessary, schedule your irrigation timer to comply with our Stage 2 Watering Guidelines, and offer suggestions for additional water savings.
See our Landscape Check-up flyer for more information.
To schedule a landscaping check-up contact the Water Resources team at (951) 736-2234 or send email to
Irrigation Supply Discounts
The City of Corona Department of Water and Power has teamed up with local businesses to provide water-efficient sprinkler nozzles and smart irrigation controllers at discounted rates of between 10% to 50% off.
- Click here for a list of water-efficient sprinkler nozzles.
- Click here for a list of smart irrigation controllers.
Below is a list of City of Corona Department of Water and Power landscape partners who offer additional discounts to DWP customers. Be sure to take your utility bill with you to get the appropriate discount.
If you need assistance, please contact the DWP at (951) 736-2234
or e-mail StopTheDrop@discovercorona.com.
3940 N. McKinley
Corona, CA 92879
Corona, CA 92881
360 E. Harrison Street
Corona, CA 92879
Corona, CA 92879
If you are a vendor in the City and would like to partner with the City of Corona Department of Water & Power, please contact our Water Resources group at (951) 736-2234 or e-mail StopTheDrop@discovercorona.com.