Last week Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti congratulated Angelenos for achieving record-setting levels of water conservation over the summer. From June to September, Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP) customers collectively saved nearly 6 billion gallons of water compared to the same period in 2021. Angelenos have also reduced per capita daily water use to 110 gallons as of September, averaged over the last 12 months.
“At the beginning of the summer, we called on Angelenos to cut back on their water use, and today, we can recognize the past few months as one of the most historic stretches of conservation in L.A. history,” said Mayor Eric Garcetti.
LADWP also further promoted water conservation rebates and programs to help customers cut back on water use. The programs include:
- Free showerheads and faucet aerators
- $5 per square foot rebate for turf replacement
- $500 for high-efficiency clothes washers
- $250 for high-efficiency toilets
- $500 for zero and ultra-low water urinals
- Smart water use monitoring devices
- Varying rebates for rotating sprinkler nozzles, weather-based irrigation controllers and soil moisture sensor systems
- Free, hands-on DIY landscaping workshops
- And up to $2 million through the Technical Assistance Program for commercial customers
Over the summer, LADWP customers responded by taking advantage of these rebates, cashing in on water and bill savings. From June through September, LADWP provided over $2.8 million in rebates for items including clothes washers, toilets, turf replacement, which is 70 percent more than the same time last year.