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Lowest Water Use Since 1963

Release Date: 2015-11-05

We just got word that Long Beach met, and exceeded, our water conservation goal again last month. Despite the hottest October on record, our city cut water use by a little more than the state-mandated 16% compared to 2013, using less water for the month than in any October since 1963! This is our fifth consecutive month meeting our conservation goal.

My thanks to our stellar water department for its continued leadership on conservation.

One way residents have cut back is by taking advantage of our Lawn-to-Garden (L2G) program, which is still going strong in Long Beach. The City can assist homeowners with converting some or all of their lawn to drought tolerant, low-water native plants. The gardens are beautiful and easy to maintain, and they use very little water.

There is information about the L2G program here:


I’m proud of our residents for cutting back. We need to continue to conserve even if we have the wet winter we are expecting, because the drought is far from over. Please remember that watering landscapes is only allowed on Tuesdays and Saturdays before 9 am and after 4 pm. Thank you for helping make Long Beach a leader in water conservation.