Ontario 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.
Ontario High School continues to be an example of conscientious use of resources. The newest classroom building uses low flow flushometers in restrooms, and water bottle filling stations promote the use of personal containers and the reuse of plastic water bottles. The installation of weather-sensitive irrigation controllers programmed with cycle and soak intervals allow for better absorption and reduced run off. The use of mulch reduces evaporation and holds moisture in planters and tree wells. The varsity football field has synthetic turf, and high flow irrigation nozzles have been replaced with matched precipitation rate nozzles.