Our Partners

From the beginning, Water LA has been a collaboration between non-profits, city agencies and local businesses. We collaborate with the Departments of Planning, Sanitation, Building & Safety, Street Services and Water & Power to create plans that both meet their standards and are understandable to the average Angeleno. We partner with with sister non-profits and many small local businesses who specialize in greywater, landscape maintenance, and sustainable construction practices. By co-teaching workshops and implementing projects together, we can all trade and accumulate expertise in this new arena. See some of our partner organizations below.



Water LA Collaborative

  • The River Project

    The River Project

    The River Project is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to advancing watershed-based planning, advocating for a living Los Angeles Rver, and connecting communities to the tools to create a water-wise, climate resilient future.

  • LA Waterkeeper

    LA Waterkeeper

    On a mission is to protect and restore Santa Monica Bay, San Pedro Bay, and adjacent waters through enforcement, fieldwork, and community action. We work to achieve this goal through litigation and regulatory programs that ensure water quality protections in waterways throughout L.A. County.  

  • Heal the Bay

    Heal the Bay

    Non-profit making southern California's coastal waters and watersheds, including Santa Monica Bay, safe, healthy and clean.

  • Greywater Action

    Greywater Action

    To foster sustainable cultures of water by teaching residents and tradespeople about simple affordable household water systems that dramatically reduce water use, and by working with policymakers to develop codes and incentives for greywater, rainwater harvesting, and composting toilets.

  • Theodore Payne Foundation

    Theodore Payne Foundation

    To promote, preserve and restore California landscapes, and habitats.
 To propagate and make available California native plants and wildflowers.
 To educate and acquire knowledge about California flora and natural history.

  • North East Trees

    North East Trees

    Non-profit working to restore nature's services in resource challenged communities, through a collaborative resource development, implementation, and stewardship process.

Water LA Funders

  • Coastal Conservancy

    Coastal Conservancy

    The California Coastal Conservancy is a state agency that uses entrepreneurial techniques to purchase, protect, restore, and enhance coastal resources. They work in partnership with local governments, other public agencies, nonprofit organizations, and private landowners.

  • Water Boards

    Water Boards

    The State Water Board’s mission is to preserve, enhance and restore the quality of California’s water resources, and ensure their proper allocation and efficient use for the benefit of present and future generations.



    The LADWP Water System is the largest municipally owned and operated retail water utility in the country. Its mission is to provide customers with reliable, high quality and competitively priced water services in a safe, public, and environmentally responsible manner.

  • LA Bureau of Sanitation, Watershed Protection

    LA Bureau of Sanitation, Watershed Protection

    Protects the beneficial uses of our receiving waters, while complying with all stormwater pollution abatement regulations.

Water LA Service Providers

  • Greywater Corps

    Greywater Corps

    A Los Angeles based company specializing in greywater education, design and installation, formed in 2009 in response to growing concern about California's limited water resources.

  • Hey! Tanks LA

    Hey! Tanks LA

    Provides rainwater harvesting designs, products and services to residents, the public sector and businesses alike in both Southern California.

  • La Loma Development

    La Loma Development

    A licensed and insured contractor, La Loma is a leader in sustainable design and green building that can take any new or existing structure to a more efficient, healthful, aesthetic and ecological level of service.

Water LA Partners

  • Netiya


    Netiya is an interfaith food justice network that cultivates gardens on unused congregational land to grow and tithe nutritious food. Netiya advances institutional collaboration around food procurement and food relief, so that Angelenos of all faiths can have greater access to food that is worthy of a blessing.  

  • Surfrider Foundation

    Surfrider Foundation

    Non-profit whose mission is the protection and enjoyment of oceans, waves and beaches through a powerful activist network.

  • Seed Library of Los Angeles

    Seed Library of Los Angeles

    Non-profit whose mission is to facilitate the growth of open-pollinated seeds among residents of the Los Angeles Basin.

  • Laane


    Non-profit working to address the challenges of working poverty, inadequate health care and polluted communities. Combining a vision of social justice with a practical approach to social change.

  • LA Dept of City Planning

    LA Dept of City Planning

    The Department of City Planning is charged with the responsibility of preparing, maintaining, and implementing a General Plan for the development of the City of Los Angeles.

  • LA Dept. of Building & Safety

    LA Dept. of Building & Safety

    Protects the lives and safety of the residents and visitors of the City of Los Angeles and enhance the quality of life, housing, economic prosperity, and job creation citywide.