West Basin assists residents in using water more efficiently both indoors and outdoors. Click on the links below to learn more about our innovative conservation programs.
Ocean Friendly Garden (OFG) program
The Ocean Friendly Garden program is based on the principal of creating gardens that are aesthetically pleasing and promote conservation, permeability and retention of water. West Basin partners with the Surfrider Foundation to provide valuable workshops to the public to help residents landscape more efficiently.
At our fun and innovative workshops, residents learn to transform a landcape into an Ocean Friendly landscape by taking simple steps and applying the principals of conservation, permeability and retention. The free classes teach residents about permeable pavement, drought-tolerant and native plants, proper use of mulch, and smart irrigation equipment, including weather-based sprinkler controllers. The workshops teach methods that save water and reduce runoff and ocean pollution.
Classes are held on Saturday mornings and weekday evenings at rotating locations throughout our service area. Workshops are FREE but you must register with the South Bay Environmental Services Center (SBESC) by calling (310) 371-7222 ext. 206 or register online at www.sbesc.com.
Check our calendar of events for more information about other upcoming workshops.
Through this program, West Basin is offering rebate incentives for Weather Based Irrigation Controllers. These controllers water your landscape only when it needs it by using pertinent weather information supplied via satellite to the controller. Click here to find out more about receiving a rebate up to $235 for the purchase and installation of these devices.
High Efficiency Toilet (HET) Program
For more information about West Basin's high efficiency toilet exchange program, click here.
Landscape and Irrigation Efficiency (LIEP) Program
NEW! The LIEP program provides free water audits for water customers of the cities of El Segundo, Hawthorne (CalWater), Inglewood, Lomita, and Manhattan Beach and customers of County Waterworks District No. 29 in Malibu. Funded by the United States Bureau of Reclamation (USBR) the free LIEP program includes a site survey or evaluation, a list of recommended improvements and repairs, a recommended water budget and schedule, and water efficient rotating sprinkler nozzles that will provide a healthy and attractive landscape.
"The LIEP program will provide 10,000 nozzles and 400 landscape surveys, saving the local area an estimated 481 million gallons of drinking water over the next 10 years," said Gus Meza, West Basin's Senior Water Efficiency Specialist.
To participate in this program, check your water bill to see if you're a customer of County Waterworks District No. 29 in Malibu, or from the Cities of El Segundo, Inglewood, Lomita or Manhattan Beach, or a Cal Water customer in the city of Hawthorne and contact them via the customer service contact information.
Rebates on Water and Efficient Devices/So Cal Water Smart
The Metropolitan Water District's regional residential rebate program offers incentives to purchase water efficient devices for your home through the So Cal Water Smart program. You will also find product information and lists of qualifying devices.
ALL PROGRAMS ARE BASED ON AVAILABLE FUNDING ON A FIRST COME, FIRST SERVED BASIS. PROGRAM COMPONENTS ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE OR END AT ANY TIME WITHOUT NOTICE