Programs and Rebates

Mulch Giveaway

Ontario will be hosting free mulch giveaways on the following dates from 7AM-2PM. Residents must bring an ID, a utility bill showing proof of residence in Ontario and a container(s) to put mulch into.

  • August 16, December 6 2019-Galvin Park (1072 N Grove Avenue)
  • August 17, December 7 2019-Cucamonga City Yard (1440 S Cucamonga Street)

Please call 909-395-2633 if you have any questions.



Landscape Transformation Program-$3.00/square foot

Ontario residents and businesses are eligible to receive $3.00/square foot for replacing turf with drought-tolerant plants. Interested residents can visit for more information and to apply. The rebate is based on the availability of funding. Please contact 909-395-2614 if you have any questions. Please refer to the Landscape Transformation Program flyer below for more information.

Residential Landscape Irrigation Tune-up Program

The Residential Landscape Irrigation Tune-up Program will provide basic irrigation repairs at no cost to Ontario residents. Please contact Amy Bonczewski at 909-395-2614 or [email protected] for more information or to sign up.

Residential Landscape Design Assistance Program

Ontario residents are eligible for free landscape design services. Residents can get a free landscape design of their yard. The program requires a $50 deposit for participation that is fully refundable if the landscape project is significantly completed within 6 months of the design appointment date. Please visit for more information.

FREE Landscape Evaluation

The Chino Basin Water Conservation District offers FREE outdoor water evaluations for customers living or doing business within the Inland Empire Utilities Agency boundaries. Please visit or call 909-626-2711 for more information.

Rebate Programs

SoCal Water Smart Rebates

For a complete list of programs please visit

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DIY Waterwise Landscape Transformation Workshop
OMUC will be hosting a DIY Waterwise Landscape Transformation Workshop on September 7, 2019 from 9 AM to 12 PM. The workshop will be held at the Chino Basin Water Conservation District which is located at 4594 San Bernardino Street, Montclair. Participants will learn about turf removal, weed removal, retrofitting irrigation and plant installation. Please register at 909-395-2614 or [email protected] The workshop has a minimum attendance requirement and is subject to cancellation.


FREE Smart Controller Upgrade Program available to qualifying Ontario Homeowner


The Ontario Municipal Utilities Company is offering a free Residential Landscape Retrofit Program, available to qualifying Ontario Homeowners (Limited Funding Available.)

The Program Provides:

  • Retrofit of the existing irrigation controller/timer with a new "Smart" controller
  • Assistance with programming the "Smart" controller
  • Evaluation of how water is being used at the home, and recommendations for improvement

To Qualify:

  • Resident must have a minimum of 500 square feet of landscaped area and no larger than 87,120 square feet of landscaped area
  • Resident must have a working sprinkler system with a non-weather based irrigation controller
  • Resident must agree to keep in-place and maintain smart controller

For more information, call (909) 395-2614

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