Sept. 24, 2020
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Transform Your Garden and Take a Virtual
Landscape Class

Metropolitan is offering free virtual classes in landscape design and irrigation principles to help you plant, care for and maintain a beautiful water efficient garden. There are three class themes to address your garden's needs — California Friendly® and Native Landscape Training, Turf Removal and Garden Transformation Workshop, and Garden Design Workshop. All classes are led by Green Gardens Group virtual instructors. Find a class.


Metropolitan Board Votes to Reduce Costs

In response to lower water sales and concerns about the financial impacts of COVID-19 on its member agencies and the public, Metropolitan's board voted last week to approve a cost-cutting plan to reduce district expenditures. The cuts will save about $11.7 million, while allowing Metropolitan to continue providing the safe, reliable water supply Southern California depends on. Staff will continue exploring additional opportunities for savings to bring back to the board for a mid-cycle budget review next summer. Read the press release.


Innovative Conservation Program Funding Available

Above, the Institute for Sustainability at California State University Northridge purchased an industrial compost spreader through the ICP as part of a study to examine effective and cost-efficient ways to reduce water required for irrigation, while still maintaining healthy soil. Photo from Dr. Erica Wohldmann.

Metropolitan has launched the 2020 Innovative Conservation Program in partnership with Southern California Gas Co. The ICP provides a total of $275,000 for research to document water savings and reliability of innovative water savings devices. The objective of the ICP is to evaluate the water savings potential and reliability of innovative water saving devices, technologies and strategies. Applicants may request up to $50,000 for projects under the program. Learn more.


Join a Virtual Tour of the Regional Recycled Water Advanced Purification Center, Oct. 1

Join us next Thursday, Oct. 1 at 2 p.m. for a live virtual presentation and tour of the Regional Recycled Water Advanced Purification Center. Learn more about the facility, its innovative purification process and the importance of purified water to Southern California's future water supply. Register now.


Metropolitan Reminds Football and Baseball Fans to Save Water

With baseball heading into playoff season and football just ramping up, it's the perfect time for Metropolitan to remind all fans to use less water every day, no matter which team you cheer for. View tips at



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