Water conservation remains the most responsible way to reduce our demand for water and conserve our water supply. Water supply is greatly affected by regional drought, growth in population, and climate change. The need to conserve water is critical, as we all play a role in water usage. However, there are many effective ways we can help save water in and around our home. With these simple changes in our daily routines, we can reduce our water footprint and protect this valuable resource for future generations. The City of Alhambra is currently under a Mandatory Conservation as of June 10, 2022. For more information please visit the Water Shortage Contingency Plan. Learn more about the Governor's Executive Order N-7-22 here.
The most impactful action Californians can take to extend available water supplies is to re-double their efforts to voluntarily reduce their water use by 20 percent.
Water Savings Tips for Homes and Businesses
Install water efficient showerheads, toilets, and faucet aerators.
Regularly check and repair water leaks around the home and business.
Use a broom instead of a hose to clean patios, driveways, and sidewalks.
Water lawns and gardens in cooler morning or evening hours.
Support efforts to expand water conservation and storm water capture.
Landscape with CA native plants or drought tolerant plants.
Increase engagement with water conservation awareness and rebate programs.
Here are more tips on how to conserve water at home or at work! Make every drop count!
Reduce Your Water Bill – Rebates with San Gabriel Valley Municipal Water District
As a resident of Alhambra, the San Gabriel Valley Municipal Water District offers financial incentives to help you purchase water saving appliances and fixtures. Not only will you be able to reduce your water bill, but you will also be conserving more water to reduce the demand to our water supply. The following rebates include:
Up to $35 per rain barrel or $350 per cistern
Up to $110 for a water efficient washing machine
Up to $80 for weather based irrigation controller or soil moisture sensor system
Up to $40 for high-efficiency toilet
Up to $150 for commercial waterless urinal
Up to $2 per nozzle (minimum 30) for rotating sprinkler nozzles
Utilizing rain barrels is a great way to reduce storm water runoff and to conserve more water for outdoor water needs. The City of Alhambra works closely with Rain Barrels Intl., Inc. to help teach the community about the importance of rainwater harvesting and the many benefits of a rain barrel. Each service address is eligible for up to four (4) rain barrels for a rebate of $35 per rain barrel with the San Gabriel Valley Municipal Water District.
What Can Residents Do if They Observe Water Being Wasted?
Customers who notice situations, where water is being wasted on private or City-owned property, are urged to call the Utilities Department at 626-570-5061 or email the Water Conservation Division at firstname.lastname@example.org.