March 18, 2022 (LOS ANGELES)--Thanks to a culture of conservation, Angelenos use less water today than they did more than 50 years ago, despite a population increase of over one million people. But today’s announcement by the State Department of Water Resources means immediate steps to further conserve need to be taken by water users across the state, region and here, in Los Angeles.
“We want to stress to our residential and commercial customers the dire situation we are now facing in the third dry year and serious drought. We urge everyone to take a closer look at how they are using water inside and outside their home and take the necessary steps to cut down on usage. We are closely monitoring supply conditions and may call for additional measures to step up conservation, should that become necessary,” said Anselmo Collins, LADWP’s Senior Assistant General Manager of the Water System.
The department continues to invest in water conservation programs for its customers including the recently increased rebates for efficient clothes washers, from $400 to $500. Rebates for residential water-efficient toilets as well as for commercial low-flush toilets have also increased to $250 and $300, respectively. For LADWP’s large commercial customers, rebates for the Technical Assistance Program (TAP) for large water conservation projects like cooling towers, are now up to $2 million.
LADWP offers a $3-a-square-foot turf replacement rebate as well as free hands-on landscaping workshops for those who want to learn how to make their lawns more drought tolerant. For more information on residential water conservation rebates, visit Ladwp.com/SAVE. Visit http://www.ladwp.com/TAP to learn about TAP for commercial customers.
LADWP will continue to pursue all cost effective and innovative measures to take advantage of, and increase, our local water supply through groundwater remediation, stormwater capture and recycling.
“LADWP will continue to do our part to work hand in hand with the State and agencies like MWD to address critical water supply challenges brought on by climate change so that we can continue providing Los Angeles with the reliable, resilient water supply our customers count on,” Said Collins.