Here are just some of the turf rebates available around California as water agencies try to encourage customers to replace grass with more drought-resistant plantings.
Atascadero Mutual Water Company
Turf conversion rebates of 25 cents per square foot available, up to $500 for single-family residences and up to $1,000 for multifamily residences and commercial properties. Convert existing areas of turf grass to drought‐tolerant plants, synthetic turf or permeable paving.
Camrosa Water District
Turf removal rebates available for $2 or more per square foot removed.
City of American Canyon
Rebates of $2 per square foot of area that is replanted.
Crescenta Valley Water District
Rebates of up to $800 available for removing lawns and replacing turf grass with California native or drought-tolerant plants, mulch, synthetic turf or pervious hardscape.
Desert Water Agency
Rebates available of $2 per square foot up to $3,000 for residential projects and $10,000 per project for commercial and public property.
Dublin San Ramon Services District
Rebates for single-family residences have been increased to a maximum $750 and for a non-residential or multi-family properties to a maximum $4,500.
East Valley Water District
Rebates are available of up to $200, for water efficient landscaping that uses native plants, efficient irrigation systems and other landscaping elements that thrive using less water than traditional grass lawns.
El Toro Water District
Residential and small commercial customers are eligible for incentives of $2 or more per square foot of turf removed for qualifying projects.
Foothill Municipal Water District
Rebates available of up to $800 for removing lawns and replacing turf grass with California native or drought-tolerant plants, mulch, synthetic turf, or pervious hardscape.
Irvine Ranch Water District
Rebates of $2 per square foot available for turf removal. Synthetic turf is now eligible for funding.
Jurupa Community Services District
Rebates are available for $2 or more per square foot for turf removal. Synthetic turf is sometimes eligible.
Laguna Beach County Water District
Rebates of $3 per square foot available for turf removed for qualifying products.
Metropolitan Water District of Southern California
Rebates to replace turf have been doubled from $1 to $2 per square foot.
Monte Vista Water District
Rebates of $3 available per square foot of turf removed.
Moulton Niguel Water District
Rebates of $2 or more per square foot are available for turf removed for qualifying projects.
Newhall County Water District
Rebates of $2 per square foot for the removal of 500 to 2,500 square foot of living grass.
Olivenhain Community Services District
The San Diego County Water Authority’s program offers $1.50 per square foot.
Otay Water District
Rebates of $1.50 per square foot available to replace existing irrigated grass with water-wise plants.
Scotts Valley Water District
Replace an irrigated lawn with low-water plants, native grass, mulch or wood chips, pervious hardscape such as gravel or stepping stones, swales, rain gardens, infiltration basins or some artificial turf for a credit of 50 cents per square foot of area of lawn replaced.
Soquel Creek Water District
Replace existing, irrigated lawn with drought-tolerant plants or synthetic turf. Fifty percent of materials cost up to $1 per square foot.
Valley of the Moon Water District
Rebate up to 50 cents per square foot available, up to $550 for single-family homes.
Vandenberg Village Community Services District
Rebate of up to $2 per square foot available to replace turf up to a maximum of $1,000.
Western Municipal Water District
Rebates of $2 available per square foot of area that is replanted. Specific commercial customers can receive $5 per square foot to encourage landscape conversions at locations that can help lower regional water demand.
Zone 7 Water Agency
The rebate for a single-family residence has been increased to a maximum $750, and the rebate for a non-residential property or multi-family property has been increased to a maximum $4,500.
Source: Association of California Water Agencies