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Water Neutrality
On July 1, 2017, the Water Neutrality Ordinance went into effect capping water use for new developments to an average of the past five-year historical use for that individual parcel. A stakeholder committee of residents, building industry professionals, non-profits, manufacturers, and local governments created the proposed ordinance to meet Council's directive. This ordinance is one strategy to achieve the City's goal for water self-sufficiency by 2023. By maximizing water-efficiency, local groundwater and alternate water supplies, the city will no longer need to import water to meet all of its needs.

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Santa Monica water customers can receive high-efficiency toilets free of charge through the City’s Water Neutrality Direct Install Program.
Questions? Call 866-800-2307

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Last updated: Tuesday, 06/18/2019
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