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

All Tips

Indoor

Outdoor

Install a low-flow showerhead

Flush Wisely

Change to a high efficiency clothes washer

Shave with water off

Fill the bathtub halfway or less

Install a weather based irrigation controller

Change to a high efficiency toilet using available rebates

Wash only full laundry loads

Fix broken sprinklers

Waterless car wash

Install a soil moisture sensor system

Fix leaky faucets

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

Turn off the faucet when brushing your teeth

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

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

Water at dawn or dusk

Turn sprinklers off before, during and after rainstorms

Take a one song shower

Run dishwasher only when full

Water only on Tuesday and Saturday

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 Save Water by Fixing Indoor Leaks

-Dee Andrews

We Pledge to Turn Off the Faucet When Brushing Our Teeth

-Bearcoon

I Pledge to Shut Sprinklers Off When it Rains

-Suzie Price

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

-Al Austin

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 “Eye of the Tiger"

-Roberto Uranga

I Pledge to Plant a Drought Tolerant Landscape

-Stacy Mungo

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

-praCh Ly

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 Take One-Song Showers to “Happy” by Pharrell

-Lena Gonzalez

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Water Saving Calculator

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1 BU = 100 Cubic Feet = 748 Gallons

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