The City of Malibu rolled out its "One Water" campaign on January 11, 2017 aimed at getting the entire Malibu community actively involved in saving water and making water conservation a permanent lifestyle rather than a temporary response to the historic California drought. The campaign produced four video PSAs, logos and other branding material, a Sustainable Garden Gallery, and a water conservation festival that took place in June 2016.
"One Water" Video PSAs
Water Bottle Filling Stations at City Hall and Re-Usable Water Container Giveaway
The City of Malibu and West Basin Municipal Water District partnered to install two new sustainable water bottle filling stations at Malibu City Hall and provide all City staff with reusable water containers to reduce the use of single-use plastic water bottles. The City is committed to reducing plastic waste, and to encourage Malibu residents to reduce the use of single-use water bottles, the City offers the stylish, steel, insulated water containers for free to the first 50 people who come to City Hall, get a cup, and post a photo of themselves filling it up with the water station on social media with the hashtag #OneWaterMalibu. One cup per person. Any social media platform. The social media post with the hashtag must be shown.
Water Conservation and California's Drought
California is under a Governor-declared drought emergency as the State faces the least amount of rainfall in its 163-year history. The City and the Los Angeles County Waterworks District are asking the community to conserve water and protect these valuable resources.
Water Policies & Plans
The City has had strict water conservation regulations in place since 1991. In June 2015, the City modified its existing restrictions for outdoor water use.