How do I know if I am eligible?

We are currently implementing Pilot Projects in Altadena, Florence-Firestone, West Whittier-Los Nietos, and West Puente Valley. To see if you are eligible for a free Water LA retrofit in one of these neighborhoods, fill out this interest form. One of our team members will follow up and let you know if your home is eligible.

What are the benefits of implementing Water LA on my property?

Through Water LA’s six strategies, residents can play a substantial role in building climate-resilient communities and shifting the region’s dependency on imported water.  The simple and cost-effective set of strategies capture, conserve and reuse water, either from rain or through the reuse of potable water from home fixtures. Through the introduction of healthy plants and soil, water pollutants are treated biologically, rainwater has the opportunity to recharge our local groundwater stores, and water runoff and erosion are slowed, reducing flood impacts downstream.

Water LA provides communities with the tools necessary to reduce environmental impact, improve quality of life, and build climate resilience.

What is required OF PARTICIPANTS?

  • Complete Water LA Enrollment

    • Commit to attend Water LA workshops

    • Commit to maintain Water LA strategies for 3 years

    • Grant the Water LA team access to your DWP water usage for up to 3 years (varies by strategy)

    • Sign a liability and photo release for workshops (heads of household)

  • Complete a site assessment with a Water LA Employee team member

  • Provide input and review designs for Water LA retrofits

  • Participant in the implementation of Water LA retrofits on your property, with help from Water LA and neighbors

  • Maintain your Water LA retrofits for at least 3 years, as agreed to in the waiver

Does implementing Water LA cost money?

No, thanks to support from our funders. However, as listed above, you will be required to attend workshops and maintain your retrofit(s) for at least 3 years.

Do I need to sign something?

Yes, you are required to sign the following documents:

  • Commit to attend a number of hands on workshops and events

  • Commit to maintain Water LA strategies for 3 years

  • Grant the Water LA team access to your DWP water usage for up to 3 years (varies by strategy)

  • Sign a liability and photo release for workshops (heads of household)

How do I sign up?

To sign up, please fill out an interest form. We’ll follow up to let you know whether you qualify for a free retrofit.

What if I’m a renter/ don’t own my home?

You can reach out to your landlord to see if they are comfortable with the agreement. If you get an okay, you or the homeowner must submit a signed agreement to Water LA.

When are the workshops?

Upcoming workshops will be added to our calendar. We will be performing workshops on a rolling basis.  If you have any questions, please reach out to our team.

What if I can’t make a workshop?

If you cannot attend a workshop in your neighborhood, there will be additional opportunities to attend workshops in other communities. See our calendar to view all upcoming workshops.

What should I expect for the workshops?

Workshops will entail a combination of presentations and hands-on work in the community.

What do I need to bring to the workshops?

Wear a hat, closed-toe shoes, and clothes you don’t mind getting dirty. Wear sunscreen and bring water. We will provide gloves and other necessary tools.

What is expected of me through my stewardship hours?

As part of the enrollment process, participants commit to maintaining Water LA retrofits for up to three years. As part of the workshop series, Water LA will provide stewardship training and resources.

What if I don’t live in a qualified pilot area?

If you don’t qualify for a pilot, or if you’d like to implement Water LA on your own, we can connect you to the right vendors to help you implement Water LA strategies on your property.

Get in touch with the Water LA team and we can discuss your options and support you through the process.

Who should I get in touch with if I have any questions?

If you have any more questions, contact us at:

(818) 980-9660