VIRTUAL WORKSHOP TO LEARN TO USE THE FREE IRRIGATION TIMERS THAT WERE DISTRIBUTED TO MALIBU RESIDENTS - AUGUST 10, 12pm
Malibu residents are invited to join LA County Waterworks, the City of Malibu, West Basin Municipal Water District and Rachio for a virtual workshop on Wednesday, August 10, 12:00 PM to learn how to use the free smart irrigation timers that were offered to help homeowners save water and money to help address the drought. Learn about installing and programming the smart controller, using the controller app, and best irrigation practices to have a beautiful and water-efficient landscape year-round. The meeting link will be posted in this webpage.
New la county waterworks districts Water Restrictions - Now in Effect in malibu
(UPDATED JUNE 16, 2022) - As drought conditions continue to worsen in California, the Los Angeles County Waterworks Districts (LACWD) has issued mandatory water use restrictions that are now in effect for customers in the City of Malibu, which is served by Waterworks District 29. LACWD asks all customers to cut back their water use by 30%.
Outdoor and lawn watering is restricted to two days a week based on address numbering and property type:
Tuesdays and Fridays = residential even number
- Mondays and Thursdays = residential odd number
- Mondays and Fridays = commercial
- 10 minutes per station maximum
- Only allowed between 6:00 PM and 10:00 AM
Please note that LACWD water use restrictions may be updated at any time, so check the web page LACWaterworks.org for the complete list of rules. Those who lack Internet access or who have access and functional needs may call LACWD at 877-637-3661 for further assistance.
Separately, the City of Malibu also prohibits spray irrigation between 8:00 AM and 8:00 PM, and prohibits any landscape irrigation within 48 hours of significant rainfall. See all of the City’s water conservation rules
water conservation rebates
Rebates for grass lawn replacement, and water-saving devices and services are available for residential and commercial customers. All details and application requirements are listed on the Socal Watersmart webpage, and may be updated at any time.
One Water Malibu
The One Water Malibu campaign 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 videos, logos, a Sustainable Garden Gallery, and a water conservation festival that took place in June 2016.
Water Bottle Filling Stations at City Hall
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 single-use plastic water bottles. The City encourages citizens to reduce the use of single-use water bottles and make the switch to reusable goods.
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.
- Malibu Municipal Code Chapter 9.20
- For Landscape Water Conservation Requirements, contact the Planning Department