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1212 5th Street, 3rd Floor
Santa Monica, CA 90401

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Check out a comprehensive analysis of Santa Monica's
water supply in our latest
Water Quality Report

Water Quality Public Health Goals

Watch this short video on our new Water Treatment Plant and Water Sustainability Goals

Urban Water Mangement Plan  Click here to view the plan 

 water quality report 2011 cover graphic

Water Rate & Revenue Plan (Draft Report)

To provide a reliable and high quality water supply to its customers, the City of Santa Monica is beginning the implementation phase of a comprehensive long range water system improvement program. With the goal of eliminating its dependence on imported water sources and achieving a sustainable water supply to meet the City's water needs by 2020, a rate study has been conducted to review the revenue requirements and potential rate adjustments.

Below is the draft water rate and revenue plan for FY 14/15 through FY 19/20 that will be presented to City Council for consideration on December 16, 2014.

Water Rate & Revenue Plan (Draft Report) (PDF)

Hard copies will be available the week of December 8 at (City Clerk's Office, Water Administration - 5th Street, and the Main Library)

20% Mandatory Water Reductions

May Come in October

Due to the record-setting drought, local groundwater and imported water supplies are shrinking. To respond to this crisis, Council will decide whether to require mandatory water conservation or remain at a voluntary conservation advisory at its August 12th meeting. Mandatory restrictions would require a 20% reduction in water use. Each water customer would be given a customized water budget allocating a certain amount of water to use each billing period. Water budgets are based on 2013 usage, so it’s important to start implementing conservation measures now. Fines would be charged for exceeding your water budget.

If adopted, water budgets could start as early as this October. Information will be sent to each water customer, resident and business owner prior to implementation.

Proposed Stage 2 Water Supply Shortage (PDF)

Permanent Water Restrictions in Effect

Simple Ways to Stay Within Budget

  • Fix all leaks in toilets, showers, faucets, spigots, sprinklers
  • Shorten your garden watering by 2-3 minutes each cycle
  • Replace sprinkler nozzles with efficient ones to avoid runoff
  • Replace your low flow toilet with a WaterSense toilet

Other Ways to Save

Questions About Your Water Bill?

310-458-8224, Press 1

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