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Thank you for your interest in helping to conserve water! Below is additional information on the water-saving recommendations you may have received on your WaterSmart Home Water Report. For any questions regarding your Home Water Report, please call (562) 570-2455 option 8 or email WaterConservation@lbwater.org.

 

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Tenant Conservation

Why Conserve?

Southern Californians live in a semi-arid region that must import about half the water we need, using 20% of the state’s electricity to bring water to our City. We must use our limited water supplies as efficiently as possible to lessen the frequency and impact of water shortages. Conservation is an important and easy endeavor we must all participate in to secure water for our future.

In Long Beach, tenants in multi-family units use 1/3 of the City’s water supply.

Commercial Conservation

Why Conserve?

A healthy, local economy means having a strong water infrastructure -- Californians build great things, including healthy economies. In order to sustain our prospering local economy in Long Beach, we need to have a reliable source of water, especially in our semi-arid region. That means conserving as much water as we can right now to save for our future. Let’s continue to act like Californians and do something great — right now —  that will benefit all of us.  

Multi-Family Conservation

LIMITED TIME ONLY INCREASED REBATES DURING HISTORIC DROUGHT


Coin/Card Operated High-Efficiency Clothes Washers

>>DID YOU KNOW?<<

  • Multi-Family buildings, such as apartments and condos, use approximately 1/3 of the City's water supply. Conservation is an important and easy endeavor we must all participate in to secure water for our future.
     
  • Showerheads account for 22% of all indoor water usage. The majority of the utility costs from showerheads goes towards heating the water. Switching to low flow 1.5 gallon per minute showerheads is an inexpensive way to lower your energy, sewer and water bills by $125-$225 a year per apartment/condo!

Residential Conservation

Why Conserve?

Southern Californians live in a semi-arid region that must import about half the water we need, using 20% of the state’s electricity to bring water to our City. Conservation is an importantand easy endeavor we must all participate in to secure water for our future. Let us help you conserve water both indoors and outdoors with our variety of incentives and programs.

Prohibited Use of Water Charge

The Water Conservation and Water Supply Shortage Plan (“Plan”) articulates certain actions to be taken by LBWD in order to manage water supplies in shortage and non-shortage conditions. One of those actions is to prohibit certain uses of water under different water supply conditions.

Repeated violation of a prohibited use of water (PUoW) may result in the customer receiving a PUoW Charge. A full description of the PUoW Charge can be found in Section 1905 of the LBWD Rules and Regulations.

Water Use Restrictions

California is in the fifth year of a record-breaking drought, despite recent rains, and Governor Brown has extended his requirement through 2016 that all cities cut their water usage.  This goal is best achieved through a combination of water use restrictions, conservation rebates, and education programs.

Water Use Prohibitions Prohibited uses of water currently in effect