LA County Water Plan

The County Water Plan envisions a resilient and reliable water supply for Los Angeles County. As water management agencies in the region strive to solve regional water supply challenges, the County Water Plan will set the stage for interagency partnership and collaboration to best leverage regional resources.

The vision of the County Water Plan can only be achieved through genuine teamwork among water management agencies, local stakeholders, and the public. To that end, LA County Public Works strongly encourages all interested agencies, organizations, and individuals to comment on the plan, sign up to receive updates on potential strategies and learn more about future involvement opportunities during County Water Plan implementation.

The public is encouraged to review the published draft and provide feedback on the strategies during the 45-day public comment period, deadline to submit comments have been extended to Monday, September 18, 2023. Public input will be included when the plan is presented to the LA County Board of Supervisors for adoption later this year.

LA County’s Safe Clean Water Program

The Safe Clean Water Program provides local, dedicated funding to increase our local water supply, improve water quality, and protect public health. Developed in collaboration with public health, environmental groups, cities, business, labor, and community-based organizations, the Safe Clean Water Program will:

  • Implement a new plan for L.A.’s water system to capture the billions of gallons of water we lose each year.
  • Help protect our coastal waters and beaches from the trash and contaminants in stormwater that make people sick and threaten marine life.
  • Modernize our 100 year-old water system infrastructure, using a combination of nature, science, and new technology.
  • Help protect public health, ensuring safer, greener, healthier, and more livable spaces for all.
  • Prepare our region for the effects of a changing climate — including recurring cycles of drought, wildfire, and flooding.
  • Require strict community oversight and independent auditing which would ensure local monies raised would stay local.

The Safe Clean Water Program will generate approximately $300 million per year from a special parcel tax of 2.5 cents per square foot of impermeable surface area — paved/built areas where rainfall cannot be absorbed into the ground and instead runs off as stormwater — on private property in the L.A. County Flood Control District (about $83 per year for the median home). Publicly owned parcels, including schools, are exempt under state law. Credits for property owners who have installed stormwater-capture improvements are available. Qualifying low-income seniors and non-profit organizations are eligible for exemption.

Residential and Commercial Rebates

Local water providers and the county offer a variety of residential and commercial rebates that will help you save water and money.

Below are several sites to explore with information on rebates for water efficient devices such as toilets, sprinklers, and clothes washers; cash for grass programs; and other lawn- and irrigation-related rebates for your home or business.