Malibu Restaurants Awarded for Water Conservation

West Basin Municipal Water District

At the Malibu City Council meeting on Monday, Feb. 8., West Basin Municipal Water District and the City of Malibu presented 14 local restaurants that were part of the Cash for Kitchens program with awards for their water conservation efforts.

Cash for Kitchens is a free water conservation program that gives restaurants the opportunity to reduce water conservation costs through professional assistance and tools. This program was established in 2009 in partnership with the South Bay Environmental Services Center and is available to commercial kitchens and restaurants in Culver City, Malibu, West Hollywood, Topanga and other Los Angeles County areas, including Malibu.

Some of the tools offered through this program are water-use assessment surveys, rebate information and material to help educate employees on water efficiency.

“I am proud of the water conservation efforts made by these Malibu restaurants amidst the severe drought,” Malibu Mayor Laura Rosenthal stated in a release from the city. “Malibu can achieve the mandatory 36 percent water conservation goal if every one of us reduces our water use.”

The Cash for Kitchens program will resume later in 2016. For more information about the program, visit