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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.

Sustainable Landscapes and Gardens

South Bay Rainwater Harvesting

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.

Rain Barrels

Thank you to all who were able to participate in the 2023 Rain Barrel giveaway.

Over the course of six Saturdays during fall 2023, the West Basin Municipal Water District provided 1,500 free rain barrels to residents throughout its service area’s five divisions. If you were unable to receive a rain barrel, please use the following form to be placed on the interest list for 2024.

Water Audits for Commercial Kitchens
SBCCOG staff conducts audits through the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power 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.

Grass Replacement
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.

Partner Rebates

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.