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Irvine Ranch Water District
Los Angeles / Orange Counties

IRWD uses an allocation-based rate structure that rewards efficient water use. Outdoor water allocations are based on drought tolerant landscapes with efficient water systems. IRWD is increasing customer outreach and expanding its recycled water system.

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Restrictions & Enforcement
Outdoor water budget
Allocation-based rate structure
Outreach & Education
Drought-friendly landscape / gardening classes
Media campaigns (TV, radio, print, etc.)
Hotel / Restaurant outreach and signange
Community partnerships
Local events, festivals and / or fairs
Save Our Water materials
Rebates & Incentives
Turf Replacement
High efficiency fixtures / appliance
Smart irrigation controllers, rain barrels, etc.
Recycled water incentives
Billing credits / rewards for low water use
New Consumer Tools & Devices
Conservation website(s)
Customer usage tracking software / reporting
Efficiency audits
Free water saving devices
System / Operational Efficiencies
Leak detection or ditch inspections
New drought management strategies or practices
Infrastructure improvements / projects
New equipment and / or software
Recycled water
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Long Beach Water Department
Los Angeles / Orange Counties

Long Beach Water's "Mission H20LB" conservation campaign helps the city use water efficiently, meet the statewide mandate and make a permanent lifestyle change in the way Long Beach uses water.

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Restrictions & Enforcement
Outdoor watering: 2 days/week
Warnings / citations / fines
Outdoor watering restrictions
Outreach & Education
Drought-friendly landscape / gardening classes
Media campaigns (TV, radio, print, etc.)
Hotel / Restaurant outreach & signage
Community partnerships
Local events, festivals and/or fairs
Rebates & Incentives
Turf Replacement
High efficiency fixtures / appliance
New Consumer Tools & Devices
Conservation website(s)
Mobile apps for reporting waste/leaks
Customer usage tracking software / reporting
System / Operational Efficiencies
Leak detection or ditch inspections
Infrastructure improvements / projects
New equipment and / or software
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Upper San Gabriel Valley Municipal Water District
Los Angeles / Orange Counties

Upper District’s robust outreach includes social media, 200+ conservation booths and a new commercial airing in local movie theaters. The combined efforts from its recent Water Smart City Challenge also save the district 113 million gallons annually.

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Restrictions & Enforcement
Drought ordinances/resolutions
Outreach & Education
Drought-friendly landscape / gardening classes
Media campaigns (TV, radio, print, etc.)
Hotel / Restaurant outreach and signange
Community partnerships
Local events, festivals and/or fairs
Save Our Water materials
Infrastructure tours
Demonstration garden
Rebates & Incentives
Turf Replacement
High efficiency fixtures / appliance
Smart irrigation controllers
Recycled water incentives
Promotes www.socalwatersmart.com rebates
New Consumer Tools & Devices
Conservation website(s)
Efficiency audits
Free water saving devices
System / Operational Efficiencies
New drought management strategies or practices
Infrastructure improvements / projects
New equipment and / or software
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Moulton Niguel Water District
Los Angeles / Orange Counties

MNWD adopted new water budget based rates and revised its Water Shortage Contingency Plan in 2015. The district also launched a catchy tongue-in-cheek outreach campaign encouraging customers to conserve water and reduce water waste. The end result is a tool that lets customers choose how to use their water within a budget allocation to avoid policing end use and other prescriptive policy instruments to meet supply constraints.

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Restrictions & Enforcement
Water Budget rates discourage wasteful water use
Outreach & Education
Drought-friendly landscape / gardening classes
Media campaigns (TV, radio, print, etc.)
Hotel / Restaurant outreach and signange
Community partnerships
Local events, festivals and / or fairs
Save Our Water materials
Rebates & Incentives
Turf Replacement
High efficiency fixtures / appliance
Smart irrigation controllers, rain barrels, etc.
Recycled water incentives
Billing credits / rewards for low water use
New Consumer Tools & Devices
Efficiency audits
System / Operational Efficiencies
Leak detection or ditch inspections
New drought management strategies or practices
Infrastructure improvements / projects
New equipment and / or software
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Los Angeles Department of Water and Power
Los Angeles / Orange Counties

Los Angeles Department of Water and Power promotes conservation through a city-wide campaign called "Save the Drop LA," incentivizes turf removal through its "Cash in Your Lawn" program and limits outdoor watering to three days per week for 8 minutes at a time, among other conservation and rebate efforts.

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Restrictions & Enforcement
Outdoor watering: 3 days/week
Water waste patrols
Warnings / citations / fines
Restricted watering times
Outreach & Education
Drought-friendly landscape / gardening classes
Media campaigns (TV, radio, print, etc.)
Community partnerships
Local events, festivals and / or fairs
Save Our Water materials
Rebates & Incentives
Turf Replacement
High efficiency fixtures / appliance
Smart irrigation controllers, rain barrels, etc.
New Consumer Tools & Devices
Conservation website(s)
Mobile apps for reporting waste/leaks
Customer usage tracking software / reporting
Free water saving devices
System / Operational Efficiencies
Leak detection or ditch inspections
Infrastructure improvements / projects
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Los Angeles County Waterworks Districts
Los Angeles / Orange Counties

In response to the drought Los Angeles County Waterworks Districts implemented a phased water conservation plan that requires 32-36% reductions. It also launched a new outreach campaign "Drop your water weight: Put your lawn on the drought diet" that includes tips and rebate opportunities.

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Restrictions & Enforcement
Outdoor watering: 2 days/week
Outdoor watering: 3 days/week
Rationing / Allocation
Outreach & Education
Drought-friendly landscape / gardening classes
Media campaigns (TV, radio, print, etc.)
Hotel / Restaurant outreach & signage
Community partnerships
Local events, festivals and/or fairs
Rebates & Incentives
Turf Replacement
High efficiency fixtures / appliance
New Consumer Tools & Devices
Conservation website(s)
Mobile apps for reporting waste/leaks
Customer usage tracking software / reporting
Efficiency audits
Free water saving devices
System / Operational Efficiencies
Leak detection or ditch inspections
New drought management strategies or practices
Infrastructure improvements / projects
New equipment and / or software
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Yorba Linda Water District
Los Angeles / Orange Counties

YLWD is asking customers to cut their outdoor water use in half. In addition to amplified customer communications, the district also deployed a water conservation patrol team and offers drought-friendly landscape workshops.

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Restrictions & Enforcement
Outdoor watering: 2 days/week
Water waste patrols
Warnings / citations / fines
Outreach & Education
Drought-friendly landscape / gardening classes
Media campaigns (TV, radio, print, etc.)
Hotel / Restaurant outreach and signange
Community partnerships
Local events, festivals and/or fairs
Save Our Water materials
Commercial, Industrial and Institutional (CII) outreach
Rebates & Incentives
Turf Replacement
High efficiency fixtures / appliance
Smart irrigation controllers, rain barrels, etc.
New Consumer Tools & Devices
Conservation website(s)
Mobile apps for reporting waste/leaks
Customer usage tracking software / reporting
Efficiency audits
System / Operational Efficiencies
Leak detection or ditch inspections
New drought management strategies or practices
New equipment and / or software
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Water Replenishment District of Southern California
Los Angeles / Orange Counties

The WRD manages groundwater for nearly four million residents in 43 cities of southern Los Angeles County. The district is currently working on its Groundwater Reliability Improvement Program (GRIP), an advanced water purification facility that will add an additional 3.25 billion gallons of purified water annually to the Los Angeles County drinking water supply.

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Outreach & Education
Drought-friendly landscape / gardening classes
Community partnerships
Local events, festivals and/or fairs
Save Our Water materials
School education
New Consumer Tools & Devices
Free water saving devices
System / Operational Efficiencies
Infrastructure improvements / projects
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Three Valleys Municipal Water District
Los Angeles / Orange Counties

As a treated water wholesaler, Three Valleys MWD works directly with its retail member agencies to promote numerous conservation program, including rebates, educational classes/tours and water audits.

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Restrictions & Enforcement
Drought ordinances/resolutions
Outreach & Education
Drought-friendly landscape / gardening classes
Media campaigns (TV, radio, print, etc.)
Community partnerships
Local events, festivals and / or fairs
Save Our Water materials
Rebates & Incentives
Turf Replacement
High efficiency fixtures / appliance
Smart irrigation controllers, rain barrels, etc.
Recycled water incentives
New Consumer Tools & Devices
Conservation website(s)
Efficiency audits
Free water saving devices
System / Operational Efficiencies
New drought management strategies or practices
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Newhall County Water District
Los Angeles / Orange Counties

NCWD focuses on customer empowerment. From its high-tech Water Efficiency Target Program to its IConserve mobile app to its "You Save, We Pay" customized rebate program, the district is engaging customers where they live, work and play.

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Restrictions & Enforcement
Outdoor watering: 3 days/week
Outdoor water budget
Water waste patrols
Outreach & Education
Community partnerships
Rebates & Incentives
Turf Replacement
High efficiency fixtures / appliance
Smart irrigation controllers
Recycled water incentives
Customized rebate program
New Consumer Tools & Devices
Conservation website(s)
Mobile apps for reporting waste/leaks
Customer usage tracking software / reporting
Efficiency audits
Free water saving devices
System / Operational Efficiencies
New drought management strategies or practices
New equipment and / or software
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Mesa Water District
Los Angeles / Orange Counties

To address the drought, Mesa Water launched and continues its Mesa Water Saver customer education campaign and its Water Wise House Call program to reduce water use. Mesa Water also ensures that its operational system experiences low water loss levels system-wide.

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Restrictions & Enforcement
Outdoor watering restrictions
Water waste patrols
Warnings / citations / fines
Outreach & Education
Drought-friendly landscape / gardening classes
Media campaigns (TV, radio, print, etc.)
Hotel / Restaurant outreach & signage
Community partnerships
Local events, festivals and/or fairs
Save Our Water materials
Rebates & Incentives
Turf Replacement
High efficiency fixtures / appliance
Smart irrigation controllers, rain barrels, etc.
New Consumer Tools & Devices
Conservation website(s)
Efficiency audits
Free water saving devices
System / Operational Efficiencies
Leak detection or ditch inspections
Infrastructure improvements / projects
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Las Virgenes Municipal Water District
Los Angeles / Orange Counties

Las Virgenes Municipal Water District restricts outdoor watering to two days per week, offers its customers SoCal Water$mart program rebates, and provides helpful water conservation tips and tools for homes and businesses on its website.

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Restrictions & Enforcement
Outdoor watering: 2 days/week
Water waste patrols
Increased enforcement budget
Water waste can be reported by email
Warnings / citations / fines
Outreach & Education
Drought-friendly landscape / gardening classes
Media campaigns (TV, radio, print, etc.)
Hotel / Restaurant outreach and signange
Community partnerships
Local events, festivals and / or fairs
Save Our Water materials
Speaker's bureau
Rebates & Incentives
Turf Replacement
Smart irrigation controllers, rain barrels, etc.
Recycled water incentives
Billing credits / rewards for low water use
High efficiency fixtures
New Consumer Tools & Devices
Conservation website(s)
Efficiency audits
Free water saving devices
System / Operational Efficiencies
New drought management strategies or practices
Infrastructure improvements / projects
New equipment and / or software
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Metropolitan Water District of Southern California
Los Angeles / Orange Counties

MWD of Southern California, serving 5,200 square miles in the Los Angeles/Orange County and San Diego regions, this year increased its conservation budget by $350 million and launched a multi-cultural #TakeATurnCA campaign focused on reducing summer water use.

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Restrictions & Enforcement
Rationing / Allocation
Outreach & Education
Drought-friendly landscape / gardening classes
Media campaigns (TV, radio, print, etc.)
Hotel / Restaurant outreach & signage
Community partnerships
Local events, festivals and / or fairs
Save Our Water materials
Rebates & Incentives
Turf Replacement
High efficiency fixtures / appliance
Smart irrigation controllers, rain barrels, etc.
Recycled water incentives
New Consumer Tools & Devices
Conservation website(s)
Efficiency audits
System / Operational Efficiencies
New drought management strategies or practices
Infrastructure improvements / projects
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Municipal Water District of Orange County
Los Angeles / Orange Counties

MWDOC is spearheading a county-wide advertising campaign aimed at reducing outdoor water usage by 50%. The campaign includes public service announcements, newspaper advertising, bus wraps, bus shelters and gas-pump toppers. The district also offers an extensive rebate program.

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Outreach & Education
Drought-friendly landscape / gardening classes
Media campaigns (TV, radio, print, etc.)
Hotel / Restaurant outreach and signange
Community partnerships
Local events, festivals and/or fairs
Rebates & Incentives
Turf Replacement
High efficiency fixtures / appliance
Smart irrigation controllers, rain barrels, etc.
New Consumer Tools & Devices
Conservation website(s)
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South Coast Water District
Los Angeles / Orange Counties

South Coast Water District limits irrigation to 1 day per week and engages customers through robust conservation outreach including rebates and a Water Saver of the Month Award.

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Restrictions & Enforcement
Outdoor watering: 1 day/week
Warnings / citations / fines
Outreach & Education
Drought-friendly landscape / gardening classes
Hotel / Restaurant outreach and signange
Local events, festivals and / or fairs
Save Our Water materials
Social media/email outreach
Rebates & Incentives
Turf Replacement
Smart irrigation controllers, rain barrels, etc.
New Consumer Tools & Devices
Conservation website(s)
Free water saving devices
System / Operational Efficiencies
Leak detection or ditch inspections
New equipment and / or software
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Santa Margarita Water District
Los Angeles / Orange Counties

Santa Margarita Water District's Board of Directors approved a $30 million drought response plan that includes increased use of recycled water, new recycled water facilities and a comprehensive public education campaign about water efficiency.

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Restrictions & Enforcement
Outdoor watering: 3 days/week
Outreach & Education
Drought-friendly landscape / gardening classes
Media campaigns (TV, radio, print, etc.)
Community partnerships
Local events, festivals and / or fairs
Door-to-door canvassing/home meetings
Rebates & Incentives
Turf Replacement
High efficiency fixtures / appliance
Smart irrigation controllers, rain barrels, etc.
Recycled water incentives
Billing credits / rewards for low water use
New Consumer Tools & Devices
Customer usage tracking software / reporting
Efficiency audits
Free water saving devices
WaterSmart program tools
System / Operational Efficiencies
Leak detection or ditch inspections
Infrastructure improvements / projects
New equipment and / or software
AMI meters
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Foothill Municipal Water District
Los Angeles / Orange Counties

Foothill Municipal Water District is a water wholesaler and increased its outreach to include more press releases, contacting groups for speaking engagements, and working with neighboring agencies to sponsor events.

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Restrictions & Enforcement
Retail agency restrictions
Outreach & Education
Drought-friendly landscape / gardening classes
Media campaigns (TV, radio, print, etc.)
Hotel / Restaurant outreach & signage
Community partnerships
Local events, festivals and / or fairs
School education
Rebates & Incentives
Turf Replacement
High efficiency fixtures / appliance
Smart irrigation controllers, rain barrels, etc.
Cisterns, recirculation systems, etc.
New Consumer Tools & Devices
Conservation website(s)
Free water saving devices
System / Operational Efficiencies
Infrastructure improvements / projects
New equipment and / or software
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West Basin Municipal Water District
Los Angeles / Orange Counties

West Basin invested more than $600 million in recycling and conservation projects. As a result, residents in West Basin's service area have dropped their per-capita water use by 27%.

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Restrictions & Enforcement
Rationing / Allocation
Outreach & Education
Drought-friendly landscape / gardening classes
Media campaigns (TV, radio, print, etc.)
Hotel / Restaurant outreach and signange
Community partnerships
Local events, festivals and/or fairs
Save Our Water materials
Rebates & Incentives
Turf Replacement
High efficiency fixtures
Smart irrigation controllers, rain barrels, etc.
Recycled water incentives
New Consumer Tools & Devices
Conservation website(s)
Efficiency audits
Free water saving devices
Ocean safe carwashes
System / Operational Efficiencies
Added 20MGP of recycled water production
Leak detection or ditch inspections
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West Valley Water District
Los Angeles / Orange Counties

West Valley Water District in response to the drought increased its overall budget including school education, rebates, and customer outreach. The district also participates in the iEfficient.com program and works with community partners to protect the district's precious water resources.

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Restrictions & Enforcement
Outdoor watering restrictions
Warnings / citations / fines
Increased enforcement budget
Outreach & Education
Drought-friendly landscape / gardening classes
Media campaigns (TV, radio, print, etc.)
Local events, festivals and / or fairs
Community partnerships
iEfficient Program
Rebates & Incentives
Turf Replacement
High efficiency fixtures / appliance
Smart irrigation controllers, rain barrels, etc.
New Consumer Tools & Devices
Mobile apps for reporting waste/leaks
Customer usage tracking software / reporting
Efficiency audits
Free water saving devices
System / Operational Efficiencies
New drought management strategies or practices
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Orange County Water District
Los Angeles / Orange Counties

As a groundwater management agency, Orange County Water District spent $79.3 million over the past three years purchasing imported water to recharge the district’s groundwater basin – helping to partially refill the basin and offset the impacts of the drought. OCWD hosts educational events and provides conservation information on its website. The district also regularly partners with the Municipal Water District of Orange County to promote conservation programs and incentives.

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Outreach & Education
Local events, festivals and/or fairs
Save Our Water materials
Groundwater Replenishment System tours
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Western Municipal Water District
Los Angeles / Orange Counties

Western Municipal Water District increased resources in response to the drought, including adding funding to water use efficiency programs such as turf replacement and other efficiency rebates as well as customer on-site landscape evaluations. Staff resources have been shifted to provide more focus on education and outreach through community engagement efforts.

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Restrictions & Enforcement
Outdoor watering restrictions
Warnings / citations / fines
Outreach & Education
Drought-friendly landscape / gardening classes
Media campaigns (TV, radio, print, etc.)
Hotel / Restaurant outreach and signange
Community partnerships
Save Our Water materials
iEfficient Program
Rebates & Incentives
Turf Replacement
High efficiency fixtures / appliance
Smart irrigation controllers, rain barrels, etc.
New Consumer Tools & Devices
Conservation website(s)
Mobile apps for reporting waste/leaks
Customer usage tracking software / reporting
Efficiency audits
Free water saving devices
System / Operational Efficiencies
New drought management strategies or practices
Infrastructure improvements / projects
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Palmdale Water District
Los Angeles / Orange Counties

Palmdale Water District employs two full-time staff dedicated to water conservation efforts. The district offers a full range of rebate options for rate payers including high efficiency toilet and washing machines rebates and a Cash for Grass program. The district uses radio spots and magazine ads to promote its "Less is More...Save for OUR Future" campaign and also presents drought information to local business associations, school classrooms, and local clubs.

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Restrictions & Enforcement
Outdoor watering restrictions
Warnings / citations / fines
Outreach & Education
Drought-friendly landscape / gardening classes
Media campaigns (TV, radio, print, etc.)
Community partnerships
Local events, festivals and/or fairs
Rebates & Incentives
Turf Replacement
High efficiency fixtures / appliance
Smart irrigation controllers, rain barrels, etc.
New Consumer Tools & Devices
Customer usage tracking software / reporting
Free water saving devices
System / Operational Efficiencies
Leak detection or ditch inspections
Infrastructure improvements / projects
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