Water Conservation


Huntington Beach Adopts Level 2 Emergency Water Conservation Ordinance Effective May 18, 2015.


Here's what you need to know:

  • The State is requiring Huntington Beach to conserve 20%.
  • Automated irrigation is limited to Mondays and Fridays April through October/ Mondays only November through March.
  • No watering during or 48 hours after measurable rainfall.
  • No excessive water runoff from irrigation onto sidewalks or streets.
  • Leaks must be repaired within 48 hours of notification.

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NEW: HB Water Conservation Hotlinehttp://ts1.mm.bing.net/th?&id=HN.608042450226121713&w=300&h=300&c=0&pid=1.9&rs=0&p=0

(714) 536-5922

The Utilities Division has set up a new “HB Water Conservation Hotline”. Use this number to report water waste situations, to find out the current water conservation regulations, ways to conserve water, or information on rebate programs. When reporting water waste, please leave a detailed message stating the address, time of occurrence, and the day of the week. We all must do our part to conserve our most precious resource, and even more so during this drought emergency.


http://ts1.mm.bing.net/th?&id=HN.608013046871952320&w=300&h=300&c=0&pid=1.9&rs=0&p=0Another way to report water waste is to use the online Surf City Pipeline on the City’s website to create a service request. Go to www.huntingtonbeachca.gov/services -- Service Request tab. Select “Water Conservation” for the topic.



Governor Brown Directs First Ever Statewide Mandatory Water Reductions

For the first time in state history, the Governor has directed the State Water Resources Control Board to implement mandatory water reductions in cities and towns across California to reduce water usage by 25 percent. This savings amounts to approximately 1.5 million acre-feet of water over the next nine months, or nearly as much as is currently in Lake Oroville.

To save more water now, the order will also:

  • Replace 50 million square feet of lawns throughout the state with drought tolerant landscaping in partnership with local governments.
  • Direct the creation of a temporary, statewide consumer rebate program to replace old appliances with more water and energy efficient models;
  • Require campuses, golf courses, cemeteries and other large landscapes to make significant cuts in water use; and
  • Prohibit new homes and developments from irrigating with potable water unless water-efficient drip irrigation systems are used, and ban watering of ornamental grass on public street medians.

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The Turf Removal Program online applications are available through

the Municipal Water District of Orange County (MWDOC).

Rebate funding for a project is not confirmed until you receive your Notice to Proceed. Notice to Proceeds may take up to 3 weeks to be processed.

Customers may continue to submit requests but approval of reservations requests will be on a first-come first-serve basis and subject to funding availability.
All reservation requests received after 1 pm on May 12, 2015 will be subject to any new terms and conditions that will be announced on May 26, 2015.

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Turf Removal Program Application (click here)


Various rebates and incentives offered by Municipal Water District of Orange County (MWDOC) (click here)

Some of these rebates are the same as the rebates offered in the SoCal Water $mart program.




Water Conservation Tips: What does a 20% reduction in water use look like? click here






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City of Huntington Beach
Public Works Department
2000 Main Street
Huntington Beach, CA 92648
Phone: (714) 536-5431
Fax: (714) 374-1573
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