One Way for Water Contest


Here at LA Stormwater, we’re always looking for new ways to protect our local waterways. So we thought we’d ask you for an idea or two.

Enter the One Way for Water Contest by telling us one new way you’re protecting our local waterways this spring. Whether you’re conserving water or participating in a cleanup, installing a rain barrel or swearing off pesticides, we want to hear about it.

There are three ways to enter:

  • Log on to Facebook and enter our snazzy online contest.
  • Send an email to [email protected]
  • Post a comment below.

Because everyone wins when we protect our local waters, we’re giving everyone who enters their choice of a stylish LA Stormwater t-shirt or organic cotton tote bag. What’s more, one lucky winner will be chosen at random to win 2 tickets on 45-minute Harbor Breeze Cruise ($70 value).  

Need a little help coming up with an idea? Visit our website for some water-saving inspiration at

Just don’t delay. This contest ends at midnight on May 8, 2014. Good luck!


Comments (13)

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    Dawn Connors
    April 24th, 2014 at 2:14 pm

    I am helping to protect our local waterways by not using pesticides, cleaning up after my dogs and other dogs in the neighborhood, conserving water at home and by periodically picking up trash that is in the gutters in my neighborhood.

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    Christina Dixon
    April 24th, 2014 at 2:23 pm

    If a random piece of litter crosses my path while walking in a parking lot I pick it up and put it in the nearest trash can.

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    Mayer Nudell
    April 24th, 2014 at 2:39 pm

    I’m reusing large containers to capture and store rainwater for later use on plants.

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    Brent (Breathing Treatment)
    April 24th, 2014 at 2:46 pm

    I have a garden with an increasing number of native plants, well suited for our climate, and I use other water-conserving practices at home including short showers, turning the water off at the sink when not being directly used, and an efficient clothes washer.

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    Nora Sullivan
    April 24th, 2014 at 3:11 pm

    I am a new resident in Los Angeles, but I am doing a lot of research on being a responsible citizen and conservator. I pick up trash on the sidewalks around my house, I clean up after my and other’s dogs, I compost, I never throw grease or oils down the sink drain, I grow vegetables on my patio, I’ve installed a rain chain and collector for rainwater and I am in the process of removing the existing lawn and installing either drought tolerant plants or native species.

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    judy lynn
    April 24th, 2014 at 4:06 pm

    No longer using harsh household cleaners that rinse down our drain!! I switched from using bleaches, and harsh cleaning products in the kitchen and bathroom and started using natural products like vinegar, lemons and baking soda. My house smells better, and is just as clean. No more chemicals down the drains and toilets and into the ocean. yeah!

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    Sandra DeSimone
    April 24th, 2014 at 8:02 pm

    I am hosting a school clean-up for an adopted street.

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    Andrea Callejas
    April 24th, 2014 at 9:32 pm

    I have started a school project in which I have created a blog to inform my community in the many ways we affect our water bodies, I have also made a project were I make labs to create eco-safe products to encourage people to use them instead of commerce products, which affect our environment all together. I’m also looking forward to volunteering at Heal the Bay or a similar organization. Finally I also attend various events which support organizations like LA Stormwater, like the one that happened at Cabrillo Aquarium.

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    April 24th, 2014 at 9:54 pm

    I keep the hill side gutter system, put in by the builder 50 years ago, clean of debris. When I first moved in the gutters were like swamps, now clean. When it rains only rain water goes to the street.

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    April 26th, 2014 at 2:55 pm

    For the sake of the health of myself and my family (as well as my neighbors), I avoid using pesticides and household cleaners. I also conserve water everywhere from when taking a shower to watering the shrubs. I also never drain anything oily or unhealthful into the drain or let it run off. I hope to ultimately install a rain barrel before the rainy season begins.

  11. Loretta Mayer
    April 27th, 2014 at 9:31 am

    I do not water my front yard. It has a lot of California native plants and others that do not require much watering. I also pick up trash when walking and dispose of it appropriately. I educate my students on this issue. They entered the L.A. River Art Contest and several of them won!

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    April 29th, 2014 at 11:48 am

    Hi! Thank you for your activity.

    I am regular in this contest! and having a good time!

    My entry this time is my rainy season tradition for a few years.
    I lines plastic barrels to catch the rain drops.
    I have 18 of 38 Gallons Barrel.
    I have corrected all the Barrel fill by March 1st rain.

    I use them for flashing toilets and water my vege garden.
    I would show you my water bill from DWP.
    Its less than $5 Dollars. For 2 month.

    Also! I do Dig “Dry Wells” in my back yard!!!!
    Off course I promotes to my friends about my activity.

    I home I can win cruise trip!!!!!!

    I am looking forward for extension open of “LA River bike Pass” to
    my street! (De Soto)

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    May 14th, 2014 at 3:54 am

    Using a rain barrel. to water parts of garden. and to flush. thank you!!!

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