Grass Replacement Rebate Program

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The Los Angeles County Waterworks Districts encourage water conservation through our Rebate Program, rewarding customers who replace water-inefficient grass with drought-tolerant landscaping. With a rebate rate of $1 per square foot, eligible projects must cover a minimum of 500 sq. ft. and can receive up to $5,000 in rebates. Please note that rebates are granted upon completion of your drought-resilient landscaping project.

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Rebate amounts may vary by water agency and are based on funding availability. LACWD customers can review the meter below or contact us to see if funds are available for the Grass Replacement Rebate Program.

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Program Eligibility

  1. Must be a customer of the Los Angeles County Waterworks District Nos. 21, 37, or 40
  2. Grass areas to be replaced must be maintained and should not be overgrown with weeds or brush.
    • Customers with brown or yellow grass are still eligible for the program. The condition of the grass can be verified through historical aerial photography
    • Customers will have six (6) months to complete the conversion project and can immediately stop watering the grass area to be replaced
    • Please note, local city ordinances regarding lawn maintenance are only applicable to maintenance. Customers will not be fined for brown/yellow lawn areas
  3. New landscaping must include, but is not limited to:
  4. Artificial turf is not eligible for a rebate

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: How long will this program last? Is there enough funding for my application?

A: The program lasts as long as funding is available. Currently, the program is available with sufficient funds. Applications will be processed on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Q: How long does it take to get pre-approval?

A: Due to the popularity of the program, pre-approval will take 1-2 weeks. Applications will be processed in the order they were received and are subject to funding availability limitations.

Q: Do you have a list of recommended contractors?

A: The Districts cannot endorse individual contractors. Customers are encouraged to check online listings for reviews in your area.

Q: How long does it take to get a rebate check?

A: Due to the popularity of the program, please allow at least 6-8 weeks for the arrival of your rebate check once your post-inspection has been completed.

Q: My project was recently completed. Can I still apply for the rebate?

A: Conversion projects that have been completed are not eligible for the rebate.

If you have any additional questions, or encounter errors while submitting your application, please contact our Water Conservation Hotline: (626) 300-3313.

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