Long Beach water conservation
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.
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.
On Saturday, July 18, the Long Beach Water Department (LBWD) is kicking off its water conservation campaign, Mission H2O LB, in Downtown Long Beach with its Mission H2O LB Kickoff Event from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Promenade Square.
On Monday, the Long Beach Water Department reported that residents and businesses broke a new conservation record for the month of May. The city used about 4,280 acre-feet of water last month. The last time Long Beach used such a low amount of water in May was in 1958.
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.
The Aquatic Capital of America organization is participating in the 25th Annual Coastal Cleanup day, Saturday, September 20, 2014, teaming with Roddenberry Adventures and Deep Blue Scuba & Swim Center for an underwater cleanup at Alamitos Bay.
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.
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.
Today, the Long Beach Board of Water Commissioners voted unanimously to declare an Imminent Water Supply Shortage for the City of Long Beach. The declaration is a preemptive action taken to strengthen the reliability of the city’s water supply in the midst of a looming statewide water shortage.
Wes Harding, President Harding Construction & Sustainable Solutions, Robin Thorne, City of Long Beach Sustainable City Commission Chair, and Larry Rich, City of Long Beach Sustainability Coordinator
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