Central Basin Kicks Off Water Awareness Month Emphasizing A Lifestyle Change

For Immediate Release 
Date:
5/4/17
Contact: Priscilla Segura
Phone: (323) 201-5504 

Commerce, CA –  Just one month after Governor Jerry Brown declared the drought over, Central Basin is kicking off May Water Awareness Month by encouraging residents and businesses to make water conservation a way of life. Since June 2015, residents and businesses in the District’s service area have saved over 22.6 billion gallons of water.

“California is prone to cyclical droughts. Extreme dry conditions can happen again and as a result, we must develop more sustainable lifestyles,” said Central Basin Board President Robert Apodaca. “Our communities are leading that lifestyle by example, saving 18% of water compared to usage in 2013.”

Throughout the month of May, the District will be promoting events and sharing conservation tips on its social media pages that foster a water-efficient lifestyle, starting outdoor water use.

Community members can learn about creating a garden that is both green and water-efficient by joining Central Basin and the Los Angeles County Department of Public Works for free landscaping workshops.

Workshops in May include:

In addition to promoting May Water Awareness Month, Central Basin has developed programs that foster water conservation year-round.

Residents and businesses can take advantage of the rebate programs for water-efficient devices that can yield significant financial savings. In addition, the District is developing a program to connect more schools, parks and business sites to its recycled water system. Currently the District provides recycled water to nearly 300 sites.

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Central Basin is a public agency that wholesales imported water to cities, mutual water companies, investor-owned utilities and private companies in southeast Los Angeles County, serving a population of 1.7 million people. In addition, Central Basin provides the region with recycled water for municipal, commercial and industrial uses. Formed in 1952, Central Basin is committed to ensuring a safe and reliable water supply for the region.