Environmental Programs

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The City of South Pasadena's environmental programs are focused on providing conservation tips, effective resources and valuable program information all designed to protect and enhance our environment.

For information on the City's newly adopted Expanded Polystyrene Ban Ordinance, please click here.

Know Your Watering Days and Times

As of October 6, 2016, RESTRICTIONS HAVE CHANGED for overhead watering of landscapes.
Sprinklers should be set to three days a week after 5 p.m. and before 9 a.m.

Addresses ending in an even number Monday, Wednesday & Friday
Addresses ending in an odd number Tuesday, Thursday & Saturday

Water Conservation Rebates  



Where to Apply 

 High Efficiency Toilet (1.28 gallons per flush) - plus $100 for installation/$50 for second toilet


Rebate Form, email to h2orebates@southpasadenaca.gov

 Premium High Efficiency Toilet (1.08 gallons per flush)


 High Efficiency Showerheads (less than 2.5 gallons per minute)  $25 Rebate Form, email to h20rebates@southpasadenaca.gov
 High Efficiency Washer - Residential


 High Efficiency Washer - Commercial


 Turf Removal Rebate  $1/sq ft  Rebate Form, email to h2orebates@southpasadenaca.gov
 Drought Tolerant Plants  $400 Rebate Form, email to h2orebates@southpasadenaca.gov
 Weather Based Irrigation Controller   (less than 1 acre)


 Weather Based Irrigation Controller (more than 1 acre)


 Soil Moisture Sensor (less than 1 acre)


 Soil Moisture Sensor (more than 1 acre)


 Rotating Sprinkler Nozzle (15 minimum)

 $2 each

Rebate Form, email to

 Rotating Sprinkler Nozzle (30 minimum)

 $4 each

 Drip Irrigation Conversion  $150 Rebate Form, email to h2orebates@southpasadenaca.gov
 Rain Barrel (at least 50 gallon capacity)

$35, limit 2 

 Cistern (at least 200 gallon capacity)



Environmental Newsletter Winter 2016 - For an update on the City's environmental programs and topics         

Water Conservation page - For information on how to use water efficiently (To report water waste please email us at waterconservation@southpasadenaca.gov)

Water Wise Landscaping page - Information on watering wisely and water wise landscapes

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle page - For information on conserving resources

Composting page - For information on making your own compost

Household Hazardous Waste page - For information on the proper disposal of HHW 

Sewers & Pipes page - For information on keeping your pipes, the city's pipes and our sewer system free of back-ups and overflows due to fats, oils and grease

Events page -For information on upcoming and past environmental events

Other Environmental Programs - information and resources on ways to lead a more sustainable way of life. 

       Deb's Blooming Slope


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