We thank you, residents and businesses of Long Beach, for doing an exceptional job saving water in response to California’s historic drought. Although Long Beach no longer has a specific state-mandated conservation standard, we still need to continue to use our water efficiently. It’s integral to the exceptional quality of life we have in our community.

There are many simple ways you can pitch in to help conserve water. Just keep reading and you’ll learn all about them. It really is Easier Than You Think.

Our new mission: To keep up our efficient water-saving habits. Sustainability, after all, is the Long Beach way of life.

Tips

These tips will help you in and out of the house. Click the pledge icon, , for the ones that relate to you. If you know family and friends that may value these tips, please click the share icon to spread the word.

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  • Run dishwasher only when full
  • Water only on Tuesday and Saturday
  • Replace grass with a drought tolerant landscape using the Lawn-to-Garden incentive
  • Flush Wisely
  • Turn off the faucet when brushing your teeth
  • Turn sprinklers off before, during and after rainstorms
  • Change to a high efficiency clothes washer
  • Install a soil moisture sensor system
  • Waterless car wash
  • Fill the bathtub halfway or less
  • Change to a high efficiency toilet using available rebates
  • Install a weather based irrigation controller
  • When lathering don’t run the water
  • Fix broken sprinklers
  • Use a broom to clean driveways and patios instead of a hose
  • Shave with water off
  • Use a shut-off nozzle on the hose when washing your car
  • Fix leaky faucets
  • Take a one song shower
  • Water at dawn or dusk
  • Mulch under shrubs and trees
  • Wash only full laundry loads
  • Install a low-flow showerhead

All Tips

Indoor

Outdoor

Run dishwasher only when full

Replace grass with a drought tolerant landscape using the Lawn-to-Garden incentive

Flush Wisely

Turn off the faucet when brushing your teeth

Turn sprinklers off before, during and after rainstorms

Change to a high efficiency clothes washer

Install a soil moisture sensor system

Waterless car wash

Fill the bathtub halfway or less

Change to a high efficiency toilet using available rebates

Install a weather based irrigation controller

When lathering don’t run the water

Fix broken sprinklers

Use a broom to clean driveways and patios instead of a hose

Shave with water off

Use a shut-off nozzle on the hose when washing your car

Take a one song shower

Water at dawn or dusk

Mulch under shrubs and trees

Wash only full laundry loads

Install a low-flow showerhead

Together We Save

Every small act saves our city and future. Below are some of our city’s influencers making the changes needed to realize a better tomorrow.

See Influencers who have already pledged!

I Pledge to Save Water by Fixing Indoor Leaks

-Daryl Supernaw

I Pledge to Shut Sprinklers Off When it Rains

-Suzie Price

I Pledge to Take One-Song Showers to “Champa Battambong” by Sin Sisamuth

-praCh Ly

We Pledge to Turn Off the Faucet When Brushing Our Teeth

-Bearcoon

I Pledge To Fix Leaky Faucets

-Robert Garcia

I Pledge to Plant a Drought Tolerant Landscape

-Rex Richardson

I Pledge to Take One-Song Showers to “Lovers On The Sun” by David Guetta

-Suja Lowenthal

I Pledge to Take One-Song Showers to “Eye of the Tiger"

-Roberto Uranga

I Pledge to Wash Only Full Laundry Loads

-Avi Buffalo

I Pledge to Plant a Drought Tolerant Landscape

-Stacy Mungo

I Pledge to Save Water by Fixing Indoor Leaks

-Dee Andrews

I Pledge to Take One-Song Showers to “Happy” by Pharrell

-Lena Gonzalez

I Pledge to Take One-Song Showers to “Get Up, Stand Up” by Bob Marley

-Al Austin

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Water Saving Calculator

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1 BU = 100 Cubic Feet = 748 Gallons

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