The City of La Mesa, in conjunction with Helix Water District and SDG&E, is making it easy for its residents to save energy, conserve water and reduce waste by providing DIY Energy Saving and Sustainability Toolkits which are available for free checkout at La Mesa City Hall and Helix Water District.

 What’s in the toolkit

The DIY toolkit includes step-by-step instructions and all of the tools and free resources that you need for a do-it-yourself home energy, water and sustainability assessment. You’ll install the free resources at your home and return the tools when you’re done. The toolkit includes:

Free Resources (you keep and install)

LED light bulb

Weather stripping

Outlet gaskets

Detect-A-Leak toilet tablets

Low-flow showerhead

Low-flow faucet aerators

 Tools (return with the kit)

Kill-A-Watt meter

Infrared laser thermometer

Refrigerator thermometer

Water flow rate bag

Water pressure gauge


Plumbers tape

 and more!

 How to check out a toolkit

The DIY toolkits are available to City of La Mesa residents and can be checked out for up to two weeks. Make your online reservation and choose your pick-up location – either La Mesa City Hall or Helix Water District’s administration office at 7811 University Avenue in La Mesa. When you’re done with kit, simply return it to the pick-up location.

 The toolkits are a partnership between the City of La Mesa, Helix Water District and SDG&E to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and help the City of La Mesa meet their climate action plan goals. Help make your community cleaner and greener by making your reservation today!

You can learn more about the program and watch the City of La Mesa’s video here.


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