Water Conservation Programs:
West Basin Municipal Water District, Los Angeles Department of Water of Power, Water Replenishment District, Torrance Water
Grass Replacement Rebate Program
The Turf Replacement Program takes a multi-pronged approach to maximize water utilization and conservation. Removing turf grass is one of the most water conscious adjustments a homeowner can make to reduce their water usage and associated costs.
Ocean Friendly Gardens
Ocean friendly gardens are native and/or drought tolerant landscapes which have the capacity to capture, infiltrate and utilize runoff from storm events. Ocean friendly gardens prevent contaminated water from reaching our waterways, and eventually the ocean. The ocean friendly approach revolves around the principles of CPR – conservation, permeability and retention, which all aim to conserve water, while still creating aesthetically pleasing gardens.
Turf Replacement Program
A sustainable landscape will not only help you save on your water bill by reducing your water use. You will also help recharge the groundwater, reduce urban runoff and enhance wildlife habitat—overall benefiting yourself and the Los Angeles watershed.
Change and Save
West Basin Municipal Water District’s Change & Save program is designed to promote and inspire West Basin customers to save money and reduce water use by replacing old fixtures. This program provides FREE water-saving devices and offers a rebate of up to $500 for the purchase of a high-efficiency clothes washer.
West Basin offers residents two ways to receive free rain barrels.
Free Home Delivery
Registrations for the free home delivery program will be accepted November 5, 2021 – January 20, 2022.
- First round of deliveries expected to occur in late November 2021/early December 2021
- Home delivery registration is capped and subject to availability; early registration is encouraged
Pick Up Events
Residents may register for one of two rain barrel pick up events scheduled for early 2022.
- Pick Up Event #1: January 29, 2022 – Edward C. Little Water Recycling Facility (El Segundo) – 8 to 11 AM
- Pick Up Event #2: February 5, 2022 – West Basin Municipal Water District Headquarters (Carson) – 8 to 11 AM
To find out if you qualify, follow this link for more information on registration. Click here for program flyer.
Water Audits for Commercial Kitchens
SBCCOG staff conducts audits through the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power, Torrance Water Department and the West Basin Municipal Water District.
West Basin Municipal Water District (WBMWD) Grants and Rebates
Water Bottle Filling Station Grant Program
West Basin will award grants – up to $2,000 maximum per applicant – for the purchase of an indoor or outdoor station to entities within their service area.
West Basin Municipal Water District (West Basin) is adding an additional dollar to Metropolitan Water District’s (MWD) rebate for a total rebate of $3 or more per square foot of grass removed from residential and commercial landscapes.
In addition to the many water conservation programs that West Basin provides, rebates are also available from local water agencies, cities and regional wholesalers that can help residents and businesses reduce their water use. Provided below is information on available water conservation rebate programs.
Water Conservation Measures
Take advantage of all the free water conservation items and rebates:
LADWP/MWD Water Conservation Rebate Programs
LADWP, in conjunction with the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California (MWD), offers the SoCal WaterSmart Rebate Program, a water conservation program for our residential, multi-family owners, commercial and industrial customers to promote the use of water conservation products.
City of Torrance Conservation Classes and Rebates
Take advantage of the many conservation programs and water-efficient landscape classes offered by the city and our partnering agencies.