Nontraditional Gifts that Bring Joy, Water Savings to Every Household

Published : Wednesday, December 13, 2017 | 12:25 PM

When it comes to the importance of water conservation in Southern California, nothing brings holiday cheer like the gift of a new high-efficiency toilet, a rotating sprinkler nozzle, or replacing an old washing machine with a water-saving model.

In the spirit of giving, the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California offers a sleigh-full of rebates on devices that save water inside and outside homes and businesses via the district’s online conservation portal at

In place of the traditional poinsettia decoration, consumers may want to consider creating their own California Friendly® indoor centerpiece or outdoor pot that will flourish all year around, require minimal maintenance, and showcase your flair for creativity. Many water-thrifty and beautiful plant ideas can be found in the gardening spot on or on Metropolitan’s social media platforms using the hashtag @mwdh2o.

Reusable water bottles also make great stocking stuffers. No need to buy expensive bottled water when Metropolitan provides over 19 million Southern Californians with healthy, refreshing water for pennies every day. Automatic sink fixtures, low-flow shower heads, and rain barrels offer inexpensive and unique options for those who want to spread the water conservation spirit to their family and friends and shower their landscape with captured rainwater.

So this year help make conservation a sustainable California way of life by giving non-traditional, practical, water and money saving gifts to those who are important to you. For more information on water conservation, California Friendly® landscaping, and rebates, visit

The Metropolitan Water District of Southern California is a state-established cooperative of 26 cities and water agencies serving nearly 19 million people in six counties. The district imports water from the Colorado River and Northern California to supplement local supplies, and helps its members to develop increased water conservation, recycling, storage and other resource-management programs.






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