The Certified Blue Restaurant (CBR) program supports and recognizes the outstanding Long Beach restaurants that achieve exceptional water efficiency in our community. Interested restaurants can enroll below to receive a no-cost, on-site efficiency survey, free water efficient devices (if eligible), and an assessment for other possible rebates.  

Certified Blue Restaurant Program

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Restaurants must meet all items listed below in order to be certified:

Criteria for the Certified Blue Restaurant Program

Kitchen hand sinks: 0.5 gallon per minute (GPM) or lower

Dishwasher: Energy Star certified

Toilets: 1.6 gallons per flush (GPF) or lower

Restroom faucets: 0.5 gallon per minute or lower

Pre-rinse spray valves: 1.1 gallons per minute (GPM) or lower.

(Tip: Pre-rinse spray valves are available to restaurants during on-site survey)

Register for the Certified Blue Restaurant Program

Register for the Certified Blue Restaurant Program

Criteria for the Certified Blue Restaurant Program

Restaurants must meet all items listed below in order to be certified:

Required, if applicable*:

Wash down procedures utilize a pressure washer and/or water broom

Air cooled ice machines in use

Connectionless or boilerless food steamers in use

Dipper well is heated or utilizes non-continuous flow technology

*Retrofit required if staff determines payback period of this device is less than 2 years.

Required, if applicable*:

Long Beach Water Department | 1800 E. Wardlow Road Long Beach, CA 90807 | (562) 570-2300

to the Blue Restaurant Program Terms and Conditions

Reasons To Become Certified Blue?

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2. Save an incredible amount of water, energy and money on your monthly utility bills.

4. Receive a complimentary "brag kit" to let patrons know your restaurant is water efficient.

5. Show patrons that every little change we make to be water efficient makes a big difference.

Reasons To Become Certified Blue?

1. Get recognized for your efforts through Long Beach Water's various marketing channels.

3. Receive a free on-site water efficiency survey and free water efficient devices (if eligible).

"Saving water is in all of our best interest. We want to show our neighbors that we’re doing our part to save both water and energy.  Every restaurant can benefit from this program; it’s good for our city!"

Alex Taing

Owner, Boba Tea House

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