Planning and Resources
2010 Conservation Master Plan Highlights
2015 Water Efficiency Master Plan (15MB)
2015 Master Plan Hightlights
West Basin has recently updated its Conservation Master Plan (now the "Water Efficiency Master Plan") in collaboration with West Basin's customer agencies, developing programs to save even more water through 2015. The updated plan shows the conservation we have achieved and the lessons learned since the plan was developed 5 years ago. Funding for the planning effort was provided by the United States Bureau of Reclamation and required a 1:1 match from each customer agency.
The plan is a road map. Compliance with important new water conservation legislation will determine the best program mix. This legislation requires the entire state of California to reduce its urban water consumption 20% by the year 2020. The Plan also lays the groundwork for West Basin’s own 2020 goals. As part of our Water Reliability 2020 initiative, West Basin will double the amount of water saved from 3 billion to 6 billion gallons saved; this will ultimately reduce our dependence on imported water.
Participating agencies include:
City of El Segundo
City of Inglewood
City of Lomita
City of Manhattan Beach
California American Water Company
California Water Service Company
Golden State Water Company
Los Angeles County Waterworks District No. 29
Water Replenishment District
Resources & Links
AB 1881 - California’s Model Landscape Ordinance
Get all the latest information on AB 1881 which took effect January 1, 2010 and affects all cities within our service area. Find out more about how California is making sure future water supplies are used wisely in the landscape sector.
Alliance for Water Efficiency (AWE)
AWE is a national organization promoting the efficient and sustainable use of water. Visit their website and check out their Resource Library! AWE strives to provide the best on-line resources on water conservation and efficiency. Search through our collection and discover the wealth of useful, technical information assembled. Click here to access it directly: < a href="http://www.allianceforwaterefficiency.org/resource-library/default.aspx">www.allianceforwaterefficiency.org
Be Water Wise – Metropolitan Water District
Find out about all the regional rebates and local conservation information on this website hosted by the Metropolitan Water District.
California Urban Water Conservation Council
The CUWCC is a state-wide partnership of water suppliers, environmental groups, and others interested in conserving California’s greatest natural resource – WATER! They have a wealth of information for conservation professionals including technical resources such as reports and studies that have helped move the conservation field forward.
The Garden Spot
This site maintained by the Metropolitan Water District, provides a clearinghouse of information about smart gardening in Southern California. Get informed and get started!
A Guide to Greening Your Home
Link to PDF
Learn how to make your home more water and energy efficient with this “Greening Your Home” booklet from the South Bay Association of Realtors.
News and Information
Click here www.waterconserve.info for the latest in national and international news and information about water conservation
Save our Water
Find out about the recent launch of the 2010 Campaign, Real People, Real Savings; a great way to check out what real people are doing to save water across the state. Also, check out their new videos as well as a whole host of interesting information about saving water
This site provides information about the new WaterSense appliance label which is the water-use efficiency equivalent to Energy Star.
This site will help you identify easy ways to save water in your home.
Water Use it Wisely
This site provides a number of water-saving tips and resources to educate consumers. A national water conservation campaign communicates simple ways to save water. Click on this link to go directly to their links page covering water conservation activity from around the country: http://www.wateruseitwisely.com/links-and-resources/index.php
This is the American Water Works Association’s clearinghouse for information on water conservation, water-use efficiency and demand management for conservation professionals and the larger water supply community.