Residents

 

Indoor


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•  Replace old toilets and appliances with new, high efficiency appliances. The best part is that you can get rebates on many of your upgrades.
•  Check for leaks in faucets and showerheads and repair immediately. While you’re at it, replace them with low-flow components.
•  Wash only full loads of laundry and dishes.
•   Shorten showers to five minutes or less
•  Track your water use with our Water Tracker.
• Check out other simple ways to save within your home. 

 

 

Outdoor

Your yard and landscaping consume a large portion of your home’s total water use. Here are a number of ways to use less water.

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•  Stick to the mandatory two-day watering schedule. According to the U.S. EPA, most lawns and landscapes are overwatered so your plants should survive using this schedule. Water in the early morning to minimize evaporation.
•  Install water-wise plants that thrive in Beverly Hills. There are many beautiful varieties that you can work with to convert your lawn to a more water-efficient landscape.  For more information on drought-tolerant landscaping Visit the Los Angeles Coastal Cities Water Wise Gardening website and/or check out our Beverly Hills Garden Book.
•  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 a rotating sprinkler nozzle and use 20% less water. Also make sure you aren’t watering your sidewalk or driveway.

 

  

Resources/Rebates

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Though the rebate funding available from the Metropolitan Water District (MWD) has been consumed, the City of Beverly Hills still has rebate funds available. You can qualify for $1.75 per square foot up to 2,500 sq. ft.

Rebates are also available for upgrading to high-efficiency appliances including toilets, clothes washers, weather-based irrigation controllers and more.

If you’re a Beverly Hills resident, you can apply for a rebate online to receive a reservation. Note that you’ll be waitlisted for the turf rebate even though funds are available. When your reservation is approved, you can purchase the device(s) or get to work replacing your lawn. When the installation is completed, you will have to provide proof and documentation that the purchase and work was done. Your documentation will be reviewed and if approved, you will receive your rebate.

 

Additional Resources