We’re the San Bernardino Valley Water Conservation District
...and we see things a bit differently.
As a water conservation district, our job is to measure and ensure that our local snow melt and rain stays here — replenishing our local groundwater supplies. We also manage the washes and measure the local groundwater and runoff — supplying important information to local water providers.
See how the San Bernardino basin stores water...and why current overdraft situation is so dire.
The hottest new District project is the creation of a constructed wetlands to replace some replenishment basins. Sounds crazy? Learn how this makes perfect sense...
The District cooperates with other basin entities to manage the washes and watersheds while protecting the native species that inhabit them. Learn more about the Wash Plan...
Think the local snow pack runs to the sea? Think again! The District manages the open spaces that let the melts refresh local groundwater reserves. Learn more about the washes...
Since 1912, the San Bernardino Valley Water Conservation District has worked to conserve water by diverting the natural flow of the Santa Ana River and Mill Creek into percolation basins that the District owns and operates.
But that isn't all we do.
The District also helps to manage the Bunker Hill Groundwater Basin — a major source of water supply for local communities. We also serve as an impartial mediator and source of information for local water providers. As a District, we've started some very exciting new projects such as plans for a constructed wetlands to provide a steady source of clean, naturally filtered water for the basin.