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Water Conservation Field Services Program
Southern California Area Office

In Southern California, through the Bureau of Reclamation's Water Conservation Field Services Program (WCFSP), Reclamation encourages and facilitates water conservation and efficiency improvements, and assists agencies in meeting their demands for limited water resources.

Grant Opportunities & Technical Assistance

Western Water Agencies Team with Reclamation on Grant Program Seeking Water-Saving Devices of Tomorrow

photo of a running water faucetThe Southern California Area Office actively promotes water conservation in the area through several funding opportunities including:

  • Water Conservation Field Services Program grants - These grants assist local districts in developing plans to support and complement existing State and local agency conservation programs. FY2006 - 2013 Grants Awarded

  • WaterSMART grants - Through the WaterSMART program, Reclamation provides 50/50 cost share funding to irrigation and water districts, Tribes, States and other entities with water or power delivery authority to develop projects that seek to conserve and use water more efficiently, increase the use of renewable energy, protect endangered species, or facilitate water markets. FY2010 - 2013 Grants Awarded

  • CALFED grants - These water use efficiency grants fund agricultural and urban projects that focus on improving ecosystem health, water supply, reliability, or water quality of the Bay-Delta, or help reduce Southern California's reliance on Bay-Delta water. FY2007 - 2013 Grants Awarded

  • American Recovery and Reinvestment Act grants - ARRA-funded water marketing and efficiency programs help increase the efficiency of existing water delivery systems across the West that can result in increased supplies for farms, cities, and the environment. FY2009 Grants Awarded

  • Technical Assistance - Reclamation also offers local agencies technical assistance to promote water conservation planning, or provides textbooks and computer software to help agencies develop plans for water savings. This program's partnerships with water agencies encourage:
    • development of quality water conservation plans;
    • progressive outreach and educational programs;
    • demonstrations of innovative conservation technologies; and
    • implementation of effective efficiency measures.

Technical Reports and Resources

The following publications provide information that may be helpful for Southern California agencies and businesses in implementing water conservation practices:

Need More Information?

If you have any water resources questions, need technical assistance, or want to learn more about water conservation in Southern California, contact Deb Whitney, Water Conservation Specialist, at dwhitney@usbr.gov or by phone at: (951) 695-5310.

Updated: March 2014