Residential

 

Indoor


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•  Replace old toilets and appliances with new, high efficiency appliances. There are rebates on many of these devices.
•  Check for leaks in faucets, showerheads, toilets and repair immediately. 
•  Wash only full loads of laundry and dishes.
•   Shorten showers to five minutes or less
•  Track your water use with the city's free Water Tracker program.
• Check out other simple ways to save within your home. 

•Consider installing low flow showerheads and high efficiency toilets. One leaky toilet can waste 5 to 200 gallons of water an hour.

 

 

Outdoor

Your yard and landscaping consume a large portion of your home’s total water use. Below are a number of ways to use less water.

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•  Stick to the mandatory two-day watering schedule. According to the U.S. EPA, most lawns and landscapes are overwatered so your plants should survive using this schedule. Water in the early morning to minimize evaporation.
•  Install water-wise plants that thrive in Beverly Hills. There are many beautiful varieties that you can work with to convert your lawn to a more water-efficient landscape.  For more information on drought-tolerant landscaping Visit the Los Angeles Coastal Cities Water Wise Gardening website and/or check out our Beverly Hills Garden Book.
•  Install a weather-based irrigation controller. This will automatically adjust your watering schedule and amount based on the weather. Rebates are available.
•  Replace your sprinklers with rotating sprinkler nozzles and use 20% less water. Also make sure your sprinklers are not watering your sidewalk or driveway.

 

The City of Beverly Hills will be hosting FREE Water Wise Landscaping Workshops to help attendees learn how to create beautiful, water wise landscapes.

Water Wise Landscaping Workshops

  • Tuesday, March 14th              6:30 pm to 8:45 pm                        Water Wise Landscaping – The Basics
  • Saturday, March 18th             9:00 am to 11:30 pm                     Water Wise Landscaping – The Basics
  • Sunday, April 9th                       9:30 am to 10:30 pm                      Water Wise Plants
  • Sunday, April 9th                      10:45 am to 11:45 pm                    Efficient Irrigation                                                    
  • Saturday, April 15th               9:00 am to 11:30 pm                      Water Wise Plants & Efficient Irrigation CANCELLED             
  • Wednesday, April 19th          6:30 pm to 8:30 pm                        Composting – Backyard & Worm                                 
  • Sunday, May 21st                     9:30 am to 11:30 pm                     Water Wise Landscaping Preparation, Design & Plants

All classes are free and will be held at the City of Beverly Hills’ Public Works Building at 345 Foothill Road.  For more information or to RSVP, please contact Debby Figoni at dfigoni@beverlyhills.org or 310-285-1189.  Walk-ins welcome.

 

  

Resources/Rebates

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Rebates are available for upgrading to high-efficiency appliances including toilets, clothes washers, weather-based irrigation controllers and more.

If you’re a Beverly Hills resident, you can apply for a rebate online to receive a reservation. When your reservation is approved, you can purchase the device(s). When the installation is completed, you will have to provide proof and documentation that the purchase and work was done. Your documentation will be reviewed and if approved, you will receive your rebate.

 

Additional Resources