In 2021, the Lomita City Council adopted a revised Water Shortage Contingency Plan. In addition to providing a mechanism for the City Council to declare drought response restrictions, the Plan includes the following mandatory conservation measures that remain in place at all times:  

  • No Irrigation between 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. except city-approved drip irrigation
  • No Person Shall Operate a Decorative Water Feature (Fountains, Ponds, etc.) without recirculation
  • No Washing Sidewalks and Driveways with Water
  • Car Washing Only with a Bucket or a Hose with Shutoff Valve or Nozzle
  • Excess Irrigation Runoff is Prohibited
  • Restaurants to Serve Water Only Upon Request
  • Restaurants to Wash Kitchen and Dining Room with Bucket or Specialized Water Broom Only
  • Hotels/Motels to Provide Customer Option of Daily Laundry
  • Automobile Wash Business Must Use Water Recycling Systems

On December 21, 2021, The City Council declared Water Shortage Contingency Stage 1. In addition to the above, the following conservation measures are in place:

  • All Landscape Irrigation Limited to No More than Three (3) Days per Week from June 1 to Oct. 31 and No More than Once per Week from Nov. 1 to May 31.
  • All Landscape Irrigation Limited to No More than 15 minutes per Station per Watering Day
  • Repair or Isolate Leaks within 72 Hours of Notification by the City
  • No Landscape Irrigation During or Within 48 hours of a Rain Event

To review the entire Water Conservation and Drought Management Plan, click here.

To review the 2020 Urban Water Management Plan, click here.

For additional information on water conservation steps, please visit the following websites:

 State Water Resources Control Board

Green drop Save Our Water

 Metropolitan Water District – Be Water Wise

Green drop Go Green Lomita

Green drop West Basin Municipal Water District – Conservation Programs