LOS ANGELES (July 9, 2021) – Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP) joins other utilities and water providers in the state of California in encouraging our customers to redouble their efforts to further conserve water, in response to Governor Gavin Newsom’s call for a voluntary water use reduction across the state by 15-percent. This call comes at a time when some regions in California, particularly Northern California, have been hard-hit by yet another dry year.
While Los Angeles County is among the eight counties in the state not under a regional drought state of emergency at this time, LADWP supports the Governor’s request for residents, business owners and commercial operations to renew their commitment to conserving water.
LADWP continues to develop resilient, sustainable and cost-effective local water resources, not the least of which is our continued investment in water conservation programs. These money and water-saving programs include our $400 high-efficiency clothes washer and $3 per square foot turf replacement rebates, along with offering free efficient faucet aerators and showerheads to customers.
Here in Los Angeles, over 4-million Angelenos currently use about 40 gallons less per person, per day than they did 15 years ago, even with the drier conditions. In fact, Angelenos use less water today than they did more than 50 years ago, despite a population increase of over one million people. Conservation has truly become a way of life in Southern California.
While conservation, together with investments to expand our local water supplies has allowed the region to have adequate storage reserves and prepare for drier times like we’re seeing now, we must continue to do our part to address the critical water supply challenges brought on by climate change across the entire Southwestern US and especially in California.
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