Long Beach Metropolitan Water District

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.

Water Department Increases Grass Removal Rebates

grass-removal-rebates Last Thursday, the Long Beach Board of Water Commissioners voted to increase the amount of funding that Long Beach residents and businesses are eligible to receive for replacing their grass lawns with drought-tolerant landscapes through the Long Beach Water Department’s Lawn to Garden (L2G) Program.

Work to Replace Water Pipeline Begins on Bixby Road

street-repair On Monday, May 12, the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California (MWD) will begin construction on a major water pipeline that runs underneath West Bixby Road in the Los Cerritos neighborhood. The project will affect traffic along Bixby Road and several connecting streets for approximately three months.

LB Has Most Successful Turf Removal Program in the State

lawn to garden program Long Beach residents have now eliminated nearly 500,000 square feet of grass from their front yards through the Lawn to Garden Program. The City of Long Beach celebrated today a new milestone for its popular turf removal program.  

Water is Safe, But Taste and Odor Issues Could Last for Weeks

drinking water in Long Beach The musty taste and odor of the water noticed by some Long Beach residents is caused by an algae bloom, but is safe to drink according to MWD. The Long Beach Water Department is notifying customers that a recent bloom of algae in the water supply that it receives from the Metropolitan Water District (MWD) and then serves to customers could continue to cause taste and odor issues in the coming weeks.

Poly Students Take 2nd Place in Solar Boating Competition

solar boat races across the water A Long Beach Poly student races the team’s solar powered boat during the competition. Last weekend, 15 students from Long Beach Poly High School competed against 40 other Southern California teams in the Metropolitan Water District’s Ninth Annual Solar Cup Boat Race Competition at Lake Skinner, located in Temecula Valley.

Spend Your Money on Gifts, Not Water Bills this Holiday Season

lb-water The Long Beach Water Department is encouraging residents to save money on their water bills over the holidays by turning off their sprinkler systems while several large storm systems make their way through the Long Beach area.

Long Beach Residents Urged to Turn Off Sprinklers in Anticipation of Weekend Storms

lb-water The Long Beach Water Department is asking residents to keep their sprinkler systems turned off for the next week after a storm system makes its way through California this weekend. According to the National Weather Service, a large trough of low pressure will be moving its way down from the Northwest into the southern California region over the weekend.

‘California’s Water Challenge’ Focus of Engineering Distinguished Lecture Series

csulb notable speakers inside city management “California’s Water Challenge” will be the topic of discussion when Cal State Long Beach’s (CSULB) College of Engineering presents its second Engineering Distinguished Lecture Series on Thursday, October 14, 2010 in The Pointe Event and Conference Center at the campus’ Walter Pyramid.

Long Beach Water sets another record

water-main-break Long Beach Water sets record Today, the Long Beach Board of Water Commissioners announced that the Long Beach Water Department has set a new record for the most consecutive days without a water main break. The Department’s last main break occurred on May 9, which was 58 days ago.

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