Water for LA Community Partners & Agencies

To spread the word about the importance of pollution prevention and water conservation in Los Angeles County, Water for LA supports and partners with local and regional organizations that share the same mission: educate the public and foster more sustainable behavior to help ensure the future of the region.

Heal the Bay

Heal the Bay is an environmental nonprofit established in 1985 dedicated to making the coastal waters and watersheds in Greater Los Angeles safe, healthy and clean. Heal the Bay uses science, education, community action and advocacy to fulfill its mission. The organization is a strong and trusted advocate for Santa Monica Bay, protecting the coastline, restoring waterways and enacting clean water policy to protect public health.

Water for LA partnered with Heal the Bay for its annual Coastal Cleanup Day at Santa Monica Beach to support the cleanup, raise awareness about stormwater pollution and provide attendees with information about how to make small changes to their water use to make a significant impact.

On Saturday, September 23, 2023, more than 7,200 Heal the Bay volunteers gathered across LA County to remove over 15,000 pounds of trash and 404 pounds of recyclables from the county’s watersheds, neighborhoods and coastline. Thank you to Heal the Bay for organizing Coastal Cleanup Day 2023!

But as the county urbanized over the past century, we’ve been left with very little undeveloped soil to filter the water. And when rainwater cannot be absorbed into the ground, it’s forced to run off onto urban surfaces, gathering pollution until it’s dumped into our local waterways.

Local Water Agencies

Metropolitan Water District: BeWaterWise

Metropolitan Water District’s portal,, is for water-saving rebates and grants, landscape classes, water-wise garden inspiration and tons of helpful tips on how to lower your water use. Drought, climate change and growing populations all add up to one thing in Southern California: conservation is a way of life.

City of LA: About Your Water

LADWP provides safe, reliable and high-quality water to the residents, businesses and visitors of the second largest city in America.  Through innovation and strategic investments, LADWP is working to ensure the city we serve remains sustainable and resilient well into the future. 

City of Long Beach: LiveH2OLB

Saving water is the Long Beach lifestyle. There are simple, easy things you can do to save water, whether you are a resident or a business owner. Explore this site to learn about the different programs, resources, and tools Long Beach Water provides to help you conserve.  Learn more at

State of California: Save Our Water

Save Our Water is a statewide, water conservation program created in 2009 by the Association of California Water Agencies and the California Department of Water Resources. The program’s goal is to make water conservation a daily habit among Californians. 

Association of California Water Agencies: QuenchCA

ACWA is a statewide association of public agencies whose 440 members are responsible for about 90% of the water delivered in California.  ACWA is proud to be the organization that people turn to for the latest and best information about water policy in California. Whether you are a policymaker, journalist, local leader or concerned citizen, ACWA offers accurate, relevant analyses of the issues surrounding the reliable delivery of safe water to millions of Californians. Learn more at QuenchCA.