California is in a serious drought, and we don’t know how long it will last. That’s why every drop saved today counts. Fixing leaks quickly, taking shorter showers, installing rotating sprinkler heads – this is how we save water.

Together, we can all do our part to conserve. From rebates on high-efficiency devices and appliances to free California Friendly® landscaping classes, Metropolitan and your local water agency are here to help you save. Being waterwise doesn’t have to be a big and scary task. It can be as simple as using a broom instead of a hose to clean driveways or sidewalks or playing your favorite five-minute song to time your shower. Whether you’re a homeowner or a renter, small changes like these add up to big savings and help protect and ensure critical water supplies for future generations.

Drought Condition Updates

Southern California is facing a water crisis. That means that we do not have enough water to meet normal demands for roughly 6 million people who live in areas that receive water from Northern California via the State Water Project. This includes areas in Los Angeles, San Bernardino and Ventura Counties. This also means that we all have to save right now and in big ways so that we have enough water to make it through the end of this year.  Because projections say we won’t if consumption stays where it is. 

Metropolitan’s Board of Directors is requiring its member agencies in these SWP-dependent areas to restrict outdoor water to just one day a week, or the equivalent.  If that doesn’t work, then all outdoor watering may be banned. To learn more about restrictions and how you can reduce your water use, click here.

Did you know that up to 60% of your annual water use is outside your home? That’s why it’s important to know how much water we can save by being more efficient indoors and outdoors. Hover over the images below to see all the different ways you can save.