Let's Talk Water Forum

We invite you to learn how Santa Monica is responding to the drought and working to secure our water supply long-term. Come down to the Ken Edwards Center (1527 4th St) on Monday, November 24 to hear about:

  • The Sustainable Water Master Plan, including efforts to improve the City’s water infrastructure, expand our local water supplies, and detect and repair leaks within the water system
  • Proposed Water Rates that will ensure water reliability and self-sufficiency by 2020
  • The Water Shortage Response Plan, including new and enhanced water conservation program and specific ways you can save water and meet the new mandatory 20% reduction target

Water Shortage Advisory in Effect


Use 20% Less Water to Reach Our Goal

Did you know that the average Santa Monican used 134 gallons of water each day in 2013?

Did you know that half our water comes from Northern California and the Colorado River?

To meet the City's self-sufficiency goal to stop importing water by 2020, each person needs to reduce their water use to 123 gallons a day - a savings of 4,000 gallons, per person, per year. It's up to us to achieve this goal. We can do this together!

Water Saving Tips for Apartment Residents pdf

Water Saving Tips for Homeowners pdf

Pledge to Save Water

Join with others in the community in taking action to conserve this precious resource.

6 Tips to save 20%

  • Turn off the tap when brushing teeth - save 3,000 gallons / year
  • Shorten shower by 2 minutes - save 3,000 gallons / year
  • Install a WaterSense toilet - save 5,000 gallons / year
  • Fix Leaks - save 12,000 gallons / year
  • Reduce Irrigation run times by 1 - 3 minutes each cycle - save 15,000 gallons / year
  • Replace lawn with climate-appropriate plants - save 15,000 gallons / year

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Report Water Waste:

Include address, violation, date and time.
email: code.compliance@smgov.net 
phone: 310-458-4984

New Rebates - Up to $5,000

Less red tape, online application. Get paid to save water and the environment. Visit our Rebates Page, or call 310.458.8459
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