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  • Upgrade old devices such as toilets and urinals to new, water-wise equipment. Rebates are available for approved devices.
  • The City provides free low flow shower heads, and aerators for bathroom and kitchen sinks. Email Debby Figoni for more details.
  • Check for running toilets and repair immediately (one toilet can waste up to 200 gallons an hour)!
  • Check faucets for leaks and repair immediately.
  • Restaurants - Serve water to guests only when requested.
  • Hotels - Wash only full loads of clothes and dishes.

Grant Funds for Larger Water Saving Projects
The Water Savings Incentive Program is open to all commercial, industrial, institutional, and large landscape customers.  It provides financial incentives for customized water efficiency projects including:

  • Installation of commercial or industrial high-efficiency equipment (i.e.: cooling towers, washing machines; etc.);
  • Industrial process improvements;
  • Landscape water efficiency improvements; and
  • Water management services.
  • For more details, visit the Be Water Wise website.

 

Outdoor

There are a variety of ways to water landscape efficiently, such as:
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  • Water in the early morning to minimize evaporation (Per BHMC, water after 5:00 pm or before 9:00 am).
  • Check and adjust your sprinkler time monthly.   You can water 2 to 3 days a week (October through May) and 3 days per week (June through September).
  • Water 8 minutes per station for traditional, overhead sprinklers.  Drip will have to run longer.  Note: It's more efficient to run longer to get the water deep into the soil to the roots of the plant.
  • Check your sprinkler system monthly for leaks and broken heads.
  • Consider the “cycle and soak” method if you have a slope or clay soil. Run your sprinklers for a few minutes until you see run off.  Then, run them again an hour later for a few minutes.  This will help get the water deep into soil.
  • Put a back-up battery (typically a 9-volt) in the back of your controller in case the electricity goes out. 
  • Water your grass as efficiently as possible (see Watering Your Lawn Flyer).
  • Install a weather-based irrigation controller. This will automatically adjust your watering schedule and amount based on the weather. Rebates are available.
  • Replace your sprinklers with rotating sprinkler nozzles and use 20% less water. Also make sure your sprinklers are not watering your sidewalk or driveway. Rebates are available.
  • Remove your grass and install water-wise plants that thrive in our climate. There are a variety of beautiful plant options to choose from.  For more information on drought-tolerant landscaping, visit the Los Angeles Coastal Cities Water Wise Gardening website and/or check out the Beverly Hills Garden Book.
  • Sign up for the City of Beverly Hills’ FREE Water Tracker program which displays daily water use and will notify you of abnormally high daily usage and/or continuous water flow issues.  Create an account at http://water.beverlyhills.org/ . 

 

Resources/Rebates

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Upgrade your old toilets or urinals to water efficient devices and receive a rebate. The City offers free aerators for bathroom and kitchen sinks, as well as low flow showerheads.  For more information, please the City’s Water Conservation Administrator, Debby Figoni at 310-285-2492 or DFigoni@beverlyhills.org.


Examples of some of the rebates under the rebate programs include:
  • Zero and Ultra-Low Retrofit Urinal - rebate up from $200 to $500 for commercial properties.

Additional Resources

Landscape and Gardening Additional Resources: