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Posted on: August 19, 2019

[ARCHIVED] Malibu Smart Water Conservation Program Workshops & Incentives

Malibu Smart Workshops

The Malibu Smart water conservation program, a partnership of the City, Los Angeles County Waterworks, and West Basin Municipal Water District, offers homeowners and businesses the tools to reduce water use amidst the new realities of climate change and drought. The Malibu Smart workshops and incentives will empower you to reduce water use, save money and maintain a beautiful landscape. Learn more about the program on the Malibu Smart website

Firescaping Workshop

Tuesday, September 10, 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Tuesday, November 5, 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM

Malibu City Hall (23825 Stuart Ranch Road, Malibu CA 90265)
Firescaping uses smart landscaping techniques and native plants to protect your property from wildfires. These practices combined with smart irrigation systems can help safeguard your home, reduce water use and save money on your water bill. To RSVP or for more information, visit the event page.


grass lawn Replacement Class

Saturday, September 21, 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Malibu City Hall
Save water. Live well. Take advantage of Malibu's $5 per-square-foot grass lawn replacement rebate and join the free Turf Removal and Garden Transformation workshop. Space is limited, so registration is required. To RSVP or for more information, visit the event page.


Rain Barrel Giveaway

Saturday, November 2, 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Malibu City Hall
West Basin Municipal Water District is offering Malibu residents free 55-gallon rain barrels in order to promote water conservation. They are a great way to collect rain water to use for landscaping. First-come, first-served basis while supplies last. Pre-registration does not guarantee a rain barrel. To RSVP or for more information, visit the event page.


Rebates for Water-Saving Technologies

Residents of Malibu are eligible to receive incentives to install smart irrigation technologies, which can be controlled by a smart phone and identify leaks before they become costly and wasteful. These incentives include rebates for purchasing and installing water-saving technologies, including irrigation controllers, sprinkler nozzles, toilets, laundry machines, rain barrels and cisterns. In addition, through this program, the City will waive permit fees for residential laundry-to-landscape greywater systems. For more information or to apply for the rebates, visit the Malibu Smart website, call 310-554-6210, or email


Water Conservation Concierge Service 

Malibu Smart offers certain customers concierge service from trained water conservation guides who will connect them to qualified landscape contractors who can offer rebates for installing the latest water-saving irrigation devices. For more information, or to sign up for the Malibu Smart concierge service, call 310-554-6210 or email


Free Water Conservation Audits 

The largest opportunity for water savings exists in landscape use, which accounts for 50-60% of all water use. Residents of Malibu are eligible to receive free indoor and outdoor water audits, followed by recommendations to reduce overall water use. For more information, or to sign up for a Water Conservation Audit, call 310-554-6210 or email


grass lawn Replacement Rebates Increased to $5 Per Square Foot

A grass lawn (turf) replacement rebate is available and was recently increased up to $5 per square foot for those customers who want to take their water savings to the next level. To make it easier for residents to incorporate grass lawn replacement into the post-fire rebuilding work, some requirements for the turf replacement rebate have been waived for residents whose properties were impacted by the Woolsey Fire. For more information, or to sign up, visit the Socal WaterSmart website.

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