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

All Tips

Indoor

Outdoor

Wash only full laundry loads

Run dishwasher only when full

Mulch under shrubs and trees

Fix leaky faucets

Waterless car wash

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

Turn sprinklers off before, during and after rainstorms

Install a soil moisture sensor system

Fix broken sprinklers

When lathering don’t run the water

Install a low-flow showerhead

Fill the bathtub halfway or less

Take a one song shower

Flush Wisely

Water at dawn or dusk

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

Water only on Tuesday and Saturday

Change to a high efficiency toilet using available rebates

Install a weather based irrigation controller

Turn off the faucet when brushing your teeth

Change to a high efficiency clothes washer

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

-praCh Ly

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

-Suja Lowenthal

I Pledge to Save Water by Fixing Indoor Leaks

-Daryl Supernaw

We Pledge to Turn Off the Faucet When Brushing Our Teeth

-Bearcoon

I Pledge to Plant a Drought Tolerant Landscape

-Rex Richardson

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

-Al Austin

I Pledge to Save Water by Fixing Indoor Leaks

-Dee Andrews

I Pledge to Shut Sprinklers Off When it Rains

-Suzie Price

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

-Lena Gonzalez

I Pledge to Plant a Drought Tolerant Landscape

-Stacy Mungo

I Pledge To Fix Leaky Faucets

-Robert Garcia

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