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DWP has programs to help school children learn more about water and conservation.


There are several ongoing programs that DWP promotes for educators and school-aged children. To jump to a subtopic click on one of the options below!

Leaf Water Efficiency Grants

Leaf Free Water Classroom Presentations

Leaf Annual "Water is Life" poster contest 


Water Use Efficiency Grant for Educators

Do you have a project you’d like to do with your students but haven’t been able to secure funding? 

The DWP is offering a Water Use Efficiency Grant, up to $5,000 per project for each school year, for projects that relate to water including, but not limited to, water use efficiency, water quality, water distribution, and water reclamation. There is limited funding set aside for this program so apply as soon as possible. 

How do you apply?

It’s easy; follow these steps:

  • Complete the Grant Proposal Form. Give us an idea of the type of project you’d like to fund. For example, do you want to take your students on a tour of a wastewater treatment plant and need funding for the bus? Do you want to conduct water quality testing and need funding for supplies? Include the purpose of your project, short- and long-term goals, and an estimated project budget. Projects outside the box but that are related to water use efficiency are highly encouraged. 
  • Submit your completed Grant Proposal Form to the Water Resources Team: 
    By E-mail –
    By Fax – (951) 736-2455
    By Mail – 755 Public Safety Way, Corona, CA 92880
  • Our Water Resources Team will review your proposal.
  • If your proposal is not approved you will receive a letter from us explaining why.
  • If your proposal is approved you will receive an award notification letter and a funding agreement that needs to be signed by the school district.
  • Route two copies of the funding agreement to the school district for signature and return the original documents to our Water Resources Team by mail.
  • We will sign the funding agreement and send you a copy for your records.
  • Once we have a fully signed and executed agreement we will distribute 50% of your grant funding to the school district.
  • Now the fun part: do your project, implement your program, conduct your tour!
  • Once your project is completed please submit a final report to our Water Resources Team with a summary of how the grant funding was spent and what your students gained from the experience. If applicable, please include pictures, reports, or any other back up documentation you feel appropriate.
  • Our Water Resources Team will review your final report.
  • We will provide the final 50% of the funding to the school district. 

If you have any questions along the way, please contact our Water Resources Team at (951) 736-2234 or by email at


Attention Corona Pre-K–12 Educators: Free Water Education Programs

Would you like to have an exciting and creative way to teach your students about our water supply, water quality and resource conservation?

The City of Corona Department of Water and Power has partnered with the Riverside - Corona Resource Conservation District (RCRCD) to offer free classroom presentations and materials about water. On behalf of the City, a Resource Educator from RCRCD will visit your school to conduct a hands-on classroom program that demonstrates water concepts and helps students learn about using water with care.

The presentation answers the following questions:

  • What is the water cycle?
  • What is a watershed, a waterway, and an underground water basin?
  • Where does Corona get its water?
  • What are storm water pollutants?

Students will learn simple ways to:

  • conserve water in and around a home, and
  • reduce the amount of pollutants that enter our storm drain system and waterways, including washes, creeks, arroyos and ultimately the Santa Ana River.

Educating students about these concepts helps to ensure that future generations will understand the importance of water as a vital resource and form lifelong habits that ensure its responsible use and care.

If you would like to schedule a presentation, please complete the form or contact Kirstyn Kay at (951) 683-7691 Ext. 207, or


Annual "Water is Life" Poster Contest

Show others how to save water while showing off your artistic talents! DWP is pleased to announce our annual “Water is Life” Poster Contest for 2020. The contest is open to all students in the DWP service area. The purpose of the poster contest is to spread the message that water is a precious resource.

DWP will select up to 15 posters to be submitted to the regional contest sponsored by Metropolitan Water District of Southern California to be part of the annual Water is Life calendar in 2021! We look forward to seeing what this year’s poster contest can bring us!

For Parents:
Please check with your child’s teacher to see if their class is participating. Parents can pick up poster paper at City Hall if their teacher is not participating. The last day to pick up paper at City Hall and the Corona Public Library is Thursday, April 16, 2020 at 5:00 P.M.

For Teachers:
Teachers, please use our online form or contact our Water Resources Team at (951) 736-2234 to order free poster paper. Poster paper can also be picked up at City Hall and the Corona Public Library.

The last day to turn in completed posters is Thursday, April 23, 2020 at 5:00 P.M. For more information, please contact the Water Resources Team at (951) 736-2234 or by email at

City Hall
Utility Billing Counter
400 South Vicentia Avenue
Corona, CA 92882
Monday – Friday, 8 AM to 5 PM 

Corona Public Library
Front Counter
650 South Main Street
Corona, CA 92882

Monday – Wednesday, 10 AM to 9 PM
Thursday & Friday, 10 AM to 5 PM
Saturday, 12 PM to 5 PM


Previous Years Winners

The 2019 “Water is Life” Poster Contest has been yet another successful year of beautiful posters that were submitted by Corona students from kindergarten through 12th grade. All of the posters that were collected were creative and unique in their own way and each sent a special message on the importance of saving water.

We would like to congratulate our Grand Prize Winner and two Runner Ups for their creative posters. All three posters have been sent to Metropolitan Water District of Southern California to be entered in the regional level of the poster contest. Let’s wish our Corona favorites good luck!

Check out pictures from previous years in the album below!

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