Hit a Triple! Event Scheduled to Promote Water Conservation

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Example of drought-resistant landscaping.

The city will be hosting a water conservation event called “Hit a Triple!” this Saturday, Oct. 1 at Malibu City Hall, in light of the ongoing Southern California drought.

Water conservation tools, information and resources will be shared among Malibu residents with a goal of creating a communal solution. 

A Rain Barrel Pickup will take place from 8:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m., and the city will be offering incentives and free classes to those who choose to take part in water harvesting. Residents are required to live within West Basin Municipal Water District’s service area to participate, and may receive up to two rain barrels from the South Bay Environmental Services Center. 

The city will lead the Smart Gardening Workshop from 9:30-11 a.m., where organic landscaping with native and drought-tolerant plants will be taught, as well as advice on environmentally friendly ways to control pests. Backyard and worm composts bins will be available for purchase with cash or a check during the event.

Participants will be able to exchange their old sprinklers or timer for updated, water-saving versions during the Smart Sprinkler Exchange from 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. A 20-minute orientation is required, and participants are asked to bring a current water bill to the session. Advance registration for the Rain Barrel Pickup and Smart Sprinkler Exchange is required, and can be made by calling 310.371.4633.