December 2019
Save Water, Energy, Money, & the Environment
Help Conserve Water with a FREE Rain Barrel

Register today for a FREE eco-friendly recycled rain barrel from West Basin at one of the upcoming distribution events for District residents.

Must be a resident in West Basin's service area to participate.

Register for any of the upcoming Saturday events scheduled below:


Events to be scheduled in Inglewood and Gardena in 2020 as well.
Teacher Lounge
The WRD Education Program features interactive lessons that demonstrate the importance of groundwater, the basics of water sources and treatment, and the need for conservation. WRD Education staff are available for in-classroom demonstrations, exhibiting at environmental/education fairs, and as a resource for any water science related questions. If you would like any information regarding WRD's Education Program please contact Monica Sijder at msijder@wrd.org .
As Temperatures Across Southern California Fall, SoCalGas Offers Tips to Help Customers Save Money this Winter
Temperatures in Southern California typically turn cooler in November and can remain cold through March. During cold weather, it is possible to use three to seven times more natural gas than in summer months as your home heater responds to your thermostat settings and your water heater works harder to keep water hot. SoCalGas offers the following tips to help save on energy costs:
Infographic: Holiday Decorating Safety Tips
Don’t let your holiday decorating become a disaster. Between 2013 and 2017, U.S. fire departments responded to an average of 780 home structure fires per year that began with holiday decorations, according to the National Fire Protection Association. On average, 260 home fires begin with Christmas trees each year, according to the Electrical Safety Foundation International (ESFI). Minimize the risk of a home fire with holiday decorations by clicking the infographic below for tips.
FREE Turf Removal & California Friendly Landscape Classes in Torrance

Remove your turf and successfully convert your landscape into a sustainable drought-tolerant garden. City of Torrance is offering these classes to help you understand and meet rebate program requirements. Register for the class(es) most convenient for you below:

Bixby Marshland Tours in Carson

Did you know that, in addition to operating wastewater and solid waste facilities, the Sanitation Districts own and maintain a marshland? Yes, it’s true! The Bixby Marshland, a 17-acre marsh, located to the northwest of the Joint Water Pollution Control Plant (JWPCP) near the intersection of Figueroa Street and Sepulveda Boulevard in the City of Carson, has recently been restored by the Sanitation Districts.
LADWP Turf Replacement Program Offers FREE Workshops & $3 Per Square-Foot Rebate to Help Customers Save
LADWP customers interested in transforming their thirsty lawns to drought-tolerant landscaping have a free resource in the form of Hands-on Workshops (HOWs) offered by the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP) Turf Replacement Program. The free workshops teach customers how to remove turf, grade soil for capturing rainwater, and the step-by-step process to create sustainable landscapes in their own yard.
Household Hazardous and Electronic Waste Collection Events

The Household Hazardous Waste and Electronic Waste Collection Program (HHW) gives Los Angeles County residents a legal and cost-free way to dispose of unwanted household chemicals that cannot be disposed of in the regular trash. Click on date(s) below for more information about the next event taking place in the South Bay:

Winter Commemorative TAP Cards Now Available at Select TVMs & Metro Customer Centers
Celebrate winter in L.A. with the new winter commemorative TAP cards! Cards will be available at Metro Customer Centers and at select TAP Vending Machines at specified stations (click "Read More" link below to see the one closest to you). The TAP cards cost $2 plus the cost of fare and are available while supplies last. Check the stickers located above TVM screens to see which machines have them in stock.

Also, learn about other Metro programs such as Vanpool and ExpressLanes .
An Interesting Read
12 Strategies to Step Up Global Energy Efficiency
A drastic reduction in global energy use will be essential for an affordable and manageable transition to a renewables-based clean energy future, according to a joint 12-strategies report recently by the European Council for an Energy Efficient Economy, the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy, and the India-based Alliance for an Energy Efficient Economy. The report offers recommendations to the International Energy Agency’s (IEA) Global Commission for Urgent Action on Energy Efficiency.
Learn more about South Bay sub-region & its member cities/areas here
Interested in becoming a volunteer at SBESC? Fill out an application here
Where Does Your City Rank
in the SCE Energy Leader Partnership Program?

Platinum Tier: 20% Energy Reduction
Carson, Hawthorne, Hermosa Beach, Inglewood, Lawndale, Lomita, Manhattan Beach, Palos Verdes Estates, Rancho Palos Verdes,
Rolling Hills Estates, Torrance

Gold Tier: 10% Energy Reduction
El Segundo, Gardena, Redondo Beach, Rolling Hills