Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti announced on Sept. 13 that residents achieved the lowest water use rate for any month of August on record, marking the third consecutive month that Angelenos have cut water use to all-time lows. Amid the worsening drought, Garcetti also urged customers to continue to conserve water in the coming months.
The demand for water in August 2022 was 10% lower than the previous two years, despite the month being warmer by an average of three to five degrees. Los Angeles Department of Water and Power customers have heeded calls to conserve throughout the summer, reducing their water use by 9% in June and 11% in July, both record-lows, Garcetti said. Outdoor watering regulations from three to two days per week went into effect on June 1.
LADWP’s Water Conservation Response Unit saw an increase to over 2,346 water waste reports in August. Individuals can report water waste by calling (800)DIALDWP or 311, or visiting ladwp.com/waterwaste.
In addition to a variety of rebates and incentives, LADWP, in partnership with L.A. Sanitation and Environment, has reopened two local recycled water filling stations for customers to pick up free recycled, non-potable water for landscaping needs. The two refill stations are located at the Los Angeles-Glendale Water Reclamation Plant, 4600 Colorado Blvd., and the L.A. Zoo parking lot, 5333 Zoo Drive. Residents must be an active LADWP customer, complete and sign an application form, and complete a brief training class available onsite to be eligible.
For information, visit ladwp.com.