Certified Blue Restaurant

Certified Blue Restaurant Program

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.

Total water use in Long Beach is about 100 gallons per person per day. two thirds of which is residential use. The other third of that water is used to run local businesses. Restaurants are one of the highest water using industries. accounting for 5-10% of commercial water use. Our Certified Blue Restaurant program aims to conserve water where it is most used by making efficiency improvements easy and affordable while giving local businesses the recognition they deserve for their conservation efforts.

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Why Support Certified Blue Restaurants?

  1. They have voluntarily adopted water-saving devices and appliances to achieve the highest water-efficiency standards.
  2. They demonstrate to the community how everyone can participate in helping to preserve our precious water resources.
  3. You encourage other eateries to join the movement in making Long Beach a sustainable food destination.

What Our Certified Blue Restaurants Have to Say

heritage logo “We found out about becoming Certified Blue through the Green Business certification process. It was so easy, the city provided aerators for our sinks and installed them for free. Conserving water is important to our restaurant to lower our carbon footprint and save water.”
Lauren Pretty
Owner, Heritage Sandwich Shop

primal alchemy logo“Water is a compound we often take for granted but we need to be mindful daily of our use of this valuable resource. At Primal Alchemy Catering, we are proud of being a sustainable partner with the Long Beach Utilities Department in maintaining a “Blue” state of mind.”
Chef Paul Buchanan
Owner, Primal Alchemy Catering

utopia logo“The certification process was not difficult at all. After the initial application, there was a site visit, in which the utilities department did a survey and recommended changes to water savings faucets, sprayer, etc. It couldn’t have been any easier.”
Kamran Assadi
Co-Owner Utopia Restaurant

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