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Long Beach Water Use Down by 16% in June

sprinkler-water Today, the Long Beach Water Department reports that residents and businesses reduced water use in June by 16 percent compared to June of 2013. Long Beach has reduced water use by just over 15 percent cumulatively from June 2015 to May 2016, surpassing the state-mandated 14 percent cumulative reduction target.

LB Declares Stage 1 Water Supply Shortage; Restrictions Still in Effect

water use down in long beach The Long Beach Board of Water Commissioners adopted a resolution today to declare a Stage 1 Water Supply Shortage condition, rescinding the current Stage 2 Water Supply Shortage. The adoption of the Stage 1 Supply Shortage means that all current Stage 2 restrictions remain in place with the exception that one additional outdoor watering day will now be permitted during the hot summer months for Long Beach residents and businesses, allowing outdoor watering on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays through September 30, 2016. 

See 30 Drought-Tolerant Gardens on the 2016 Lawn-to-Gaden Tour

The Long Beach Lawn-to-Garden Program has converted almost 2 million square feet of residential and commercial turf to drought tolerant landscapes. The Long Beach Lawn-to-Garden Program has converted almost 2 million square feet of residential and commercial turf to drought tolerant landscapes. Come celebrate Long Beach Water Department’s free Fifth Annual Lawn-to-Garden (L2G) Tour May 14, 2016 showcasing 30 beautiful Long Beach homes that have participated in the City’s Lawn-to-Garden program.

Long Beach Water Department Begins Partnership with WaterSmart to Engage Community in Water Usage Information

lb-water2 Friday, the Long Beach Water Department announces a pilot partnership with WaterSmart Software, a customer engagement platform for water utilities. Long Beach joins more than 50 municipalities around the country by adopting WaterSmart’s customer engagement solution to boost water use efficiency and deepen relationships with their customers.

CAPIO Presents Long Beach Water Department With Two Excellence in Communications Awards

lb-water2 The Long Beach Water Department is the recipient of two Excellence in Communications Awards from the California Association of Public Information Officials (CAPIO) for its “MissionH2OLB” conservation campaign. The awards were presented Wednesday, April 13 at the 2016 Annual CAPIO Conference in Olympic Valley to honor outstanding public agency information and communications programs.

LB Still Working to Reduce Water Use; Mayor Reminds of ‘Serious Water Deficit’

lb-water2 Friday, the Long Beach Water Department reports that residents and businesses reduced water use in January by 13 percent compared to January 2013. The city used about 3,770 acre-feet of water in January. Last month’s water use was the lowest of any January in the last 50 years, since 1966.

November Water Use in Long Beach Reduced By 12 Percent Compared to 2013

sprinkler-water On Friday, the Long Beach Water Department reports that residents and businesses reduced water use in November by 12 percent compared to November 2013. The city used about 4,169 acre-feet of water in November. Last month’s water use was the lowest since 1966.

Long Beach Water Use Down 16.3 percent in October Compared to 2013

lb-water2 Today, the Long Beach Water Department reports that residents and businesses met the 16 percent water conservation mandate for Long Beach, set by the SWRCB, for the fifth time in a row coming in at 16.3 percent, despite almost no precipitation and record-breaking high temperatures.

Christopher Garner To Take Over As Water Department General Manager

Christopher Garner will be the new General Manager of the Long Beach Water Department. Christopher Garner will be the new General Manager of the Long Beach Water Department. The Long Beach Board of Water Commissioners announce Christopher Garner, the City’s Director of Gas and Oil, as the new General Manager of the Long Beach Water Department, effective September 14th.

Free Toilet Offers Are a Scam Warns Water Department

toilet-scam Long Beach Water Department cautions customers receiving door-to-door calls from a company offering to install a free high efficiency toilet because of the drought. The company is falsely claiming representation of the City of Long Beach. 

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