A Note from L.A. Mayor Eric Garcetti: Every Drop Counts

Our city didn’t just become one of the most water efficient cities in the world overnight. We pulled together, and have achieved so much … but we have further to go if we want our children and grandchildren to be able to turn on the tap with confidence.

DWP Report: Californians Getting on Board with Water Conservation

Southland residents did their part conserving water in July, with most cities exceeding their conservation mandates as Californians overall dropped their water use by 31.3 percent, compared to the same month two years ago, according to recently released figures. Gov. Jerry Brown has called for an overall 25 percent drop in water use from 2013 totals because of the continuing drought, though individual water suppliers have been assigned varying cutback targets. In Compton, residents cut their water use by 16.7 percent, well ahead of the 8 percent target set by the state. Pomona residents reduced their use by 31.5 percent,

SaveWater.CA.Gov Launched to Help Communities Identify Water Waste

To help Californians save more water this summer, the State Water Resources Control Board, the California Department of Technology and Save Our Water announced the launch of SaveWater.CA.Gov. The new mobile-optimized website will allow residents to report suspected leaks and water waste anywhere in the state from their smartphones, tablets and computers.

Los Angeles Planning to Begin Harvesting Rainwater to Combat Drought

Every time rain falls from the sky in Los Angeles, the city captures a little. In a year, the city manages to get ahold of 27,000 acre-feet of water on average, more than enough to provide over 50,000 households with water. But after four years of severe statewide drought, the LA Department of Water and Power (LADWP) is considering an enormous rainwater capture plan that could possibly yield between 100,000 and 200,000 more acre-feet of water a year by 2035