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City Workers Team Up to Save Long Beach Trees and Medians

leaf-water City of Long Beach Parks, Recreation and Marine (PRM), Public Works (PW) and Water departments are working together to implement an innovative median watering pilot program using recycled water trucks to irrigate trees that are showing signs of distress in the city medians.

Residents Reminded Seasonal Changes to Long Beach Watering Schedule Begin This Week

sprinkler-water As fall begins, so does the seasonal Long Beach watering schedule. Residents and businesses are now only allowed to water landscapes on Tuesdays and Saturdays before 9am or after 4pm. The seasonal change in watering days accounts for the cooler temperatures ahead, which means grass and plants need less water.

State Water Board Revisions Will Allow Long Beach to Set its Own Conservation Standard

lb-water2 The State Water Resources Control Board approved modifications to the existing emergency water conservation regulation to reflect improved reservoir conditions and allow for local agencies to set their own conservation standard.

Long Beach Reduces December Water Use by 10% Compared to 2013

shower On Friday, the Long Beach Water Department reported that residents and businesses reduced water use in December by 10 percent compared to December 2013. The city used about 4,080 acre-feet of water in December.

Loss of Funding Reduces Rebates For Lawn-to-Garden Program

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. Thursday, the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California announced that its $450 million budget for turf removal rebates has been exhausted and will no longer fund turf removal projects.

Long Beach Water Hosts Fourth Annual Lawn-to-Garden Tour

lb-water-lawn-to-garden-tou Long Beach Water is hosting its free Fourth Annual Lawn-to-Garden Tour that will showcase 29 Long Beach homes that have participated in the city’s Lawn-to-Garden program. The turf removal program gives residents $3.50 per square foot, for up to a thousand square feet, to remove their front lawn and replace their landscape with drought tolerant and California-native plants.

Long Beach Water Commends Governor Brown for Leadership on Turf-Removal Action

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. The Long Beach Water Department commends Governor Brown’s latest initiative to promote turf-removal projects.

Long Beach Enters Stage 1 Water Supply Shortage, First in City’s History

water use down in long beach The Long Beach Board of Water Commissioners declared a Stage 1 Water Supply Shortage Thursday that will put into effect a two-day per week landscape watering schedule on Mondays and Thursdays until the end of March 2015. Three-day per week landscape watering will resume in the summer months from April 1st, 2015 to September 30th, 2015.

Bob Foster Endorses John Allen for Seat on the WRD

elected President of the Long Beach Board of Water Commissioners John Allen has served on the Long Beach Water board for 7 years. He is running for the Division 3 seat on the WRD. Bob Foster, who just completed eight years running California’s sixth largest city, is endorsing former gang prosecutor and local water commissioner John Allen for election to the Division 3 seat on the board that oversees the Water Replenishment District of Southern California (WRD).

Updated Mobile App Allows Users to Report Water Waste to Long Beach Water Department

water-waster-app The Long Beach Water Department has announced the release of a new version of its “Report a Water Waster” mobile app that Long Beach residents can use to report real-time occurrences of water waste around the city. The free app, which is available for Android and Apple devices, allows users to report the date, time, address and type of water waste, and provides the option of uploading up to four photos of the violation taking place.

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