The City of La Mesa is making it easy for residents to save energy, conserve water and reduce waste by providing DIY Energy Saving and Sustainability Toolkits for free checkout. By checking out the toolkit at La Mesa City Hall or Helix Water District, residents can start saving money while also having a cleaner and greener home. The City of La Mesa is committed to reducing greenhouse gas emissions to protect the quality of life for everyone. You can help!

Please note that this program is available to City of La Mesa residents only.

What’s in the Toolkit? toolkit and acc_REV0611-01

Each kit contains no-cost giveaways like LED light bulbs, a water-saving shower head and two faucet aerators plus weatherstripping to help kick start your energy saving journey.

The DIY Toolkit also comes with a User Guide that includes step-by-step directions so that anyone can easily take advantage of all the tools and items contained in the toolkit. Plus, the user guide outlines additional sustainability information and tips so you can make small adjustments that have a big impact.

How to Check Out a Toolkit

The check-out process is convenient. The Toolkit can be reserved online today and a scheduled pick up time between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. M-Th from La Mesa City Hall (8130 Allison Ave.) or Helix Water District (7811 University Ave., La Mesa, CA) will be noted in the response email. 

Reservations are required ahead of pickup. Reservations made day of will be accommodated as reasonable, although availability of Toolkits cannot be guaranteed. The Toolkits are available for checkout for two weeks, at which point the Toolkit and equipment must be returned – giveaways stay with the user!

The City has deployed a thorough sanitization and contactless checkout process in alignment with current guidelines to keep the community safe. Each toolkit is sanitization prior to checkout. Once all items are in the toolkit, a sticker is added to indicate it is disinfected and safe.

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The DIY Toolkit is funded by California utility ratepayers and administered by SDG&E under the auspices of the California Public Utilities Commission.