What is this indicator?
Why is this important?
The City of Santa Monica supplies imported and local water to approximately 92,000 residents covering an area of approximately 8 square miles. Looking to its future, the City hopes to eliminate its dependence on imported water by addressing the challenge of existing groundwater quality,identifying new sources of local water supply, and more effectively reduce and manage its water demands.
With an adopted goal of water self-sufficiency achieved by eliminating reliance on Metropolitan Water District of Southern California (MWD) supply by 2023, the City of Santa Monica developed a Sustainable Water Master Plan focused on reducing water demand and enhancing local water supply production capabilities.
With the severe droughts we face in Santa Monica, residents must be a part of the solution by participating in citywide efforts to lower water consumption. Reducing per capita water use will also help the city wean itself off of imported water supplies and move toward self-sufficiency by 2023, as directed by the Santa Monica Sustainable Water Master Plan.
How are we doing?
How can I help?
- Replace older flush and flow fixtures with high-efficiency devices. Toilet rebates are available and the City’s Office of Sustainability and the Environment provides free faucet aerators and shower heads.
- Replace your lawn and parkways with drought-tolerant landscaping. Sign up for a Landscape Design Consultation and apply for a Sustainable Landscape rebate.
- Use drip irrigation or a weather-based irrigation controllers to adjust irrigation based on weather conditions. Rebates are available.
- Sign up for a free Water Use Consultation for your home or business.
- Find more water-saving tips at smgov.net/water .