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Etiwanda High School


The Chaffey Joint Union High School District has made tremendous progress in reducing its water usage. In 2016, the District was awarded the Drought Hero Award from the Cucamonga Valley Water District. The District also received the qualified Water Efficient Landscaper Certification with a partnership with the Chino Basin Water Conservation District. Ongoing strategies have been implemented District-Wide to reduce, reuse, and recycle water.

Etiwanda High School has achieved a recognizable reduction in water usage from the many upgrades and additions to its campus in recent years. The varsity football field now has synthetic turf, and high flow irrigation nozzles have been replaced with matched precipitation rate nozzles throughout the athletic complex, while weather sensitive controllers programmed with cycle and soak intervals allow for better absorption and reduced runoff. The practice of increased mowing frequency generates deeper roots which promotes healthier turf, and the use of mulch reduces evaporation and holds in moisture. The installation of water bottle filling stations in high traffic areas promotes the use of personal containers and the reuse of plastics. The installation of low flow flushometer and waterless urinals in restroom facilities further reduces water usage. The Etiwanda High School community is focused on the future of responsible water conservation.