Participation Process

Turf Removal Rebate Program Participation Process

For Spray to Drip Program Participation Process, Click Here

 

Turf Removal Program Checklist Print Version

 

Submitting Your Application

? Fill out your Information: Double check your phone number, email address, and mailing address.

? Water Bill: Must show the Account Name, Account Number, Date, Address, and Water Agency.

?The name on the water bill should match the payee name on your application.

? Site Plan: Drawn or computer-generated sketch identifying where and what you plan to install in your project area.

?Make sure your site plan identifies what and where your sustainability feature will be installed.

?Your site plan must indicate where your required number of plants will be installed.

? 4-6 Pictures: Images must include all project areas, be in color, and clearly show your current living turf.

?Pictures must be different from each other and cannot be Google images.

?Sign the Terms & Conditions: Read thoroughly to understand what your project needs.

                        ?Your site must include one or more sustainability features, and must have 3 plants per 100 square feet.

                        ?For your rebate to include labor performed by a contractor, they must have a C-27 license.

                        ?You may not start your turf removal until after your pre-inspection and LTP have been processed.

 

After Your Pre-Inspection

? Sign your Letter to Proceed (LTP): This will be sent to you after your project has been approved.

 

While Working On Your Project

? Be sure to completely remove all of your lawn in the project area, and dispose of all grass material.

? Your finished project must have high efficiency irrigation, or the sprinklers must be capped or completely removed.

? Remember your Project Deadline!

 

Submitting Your Completed Project

? 4-6 Pictures: Images must include all project areas, be in color, and clearly show your completed project areas.

? Invoices: Must have a description of the work performed or an itemized line item list of materials used.

?Invoices from a contractor must show a date, property address, detail of work, and be marked paid.

?If using a licensed contractor, be sure you have inputted their license number.

 

After Your Post-Inspection

? W-9 Form: If your rebate amounts to $600 or more, you will be sent a W-9 form to fill out and send back.

?The name on your W-9 form must match the payee for the water bill.

?Be sure to send your W-9 form to the accounting department: rebates@mwdoc.com

 

Receiving Your Rebate

? Confirm that the payee name and mailing address for the payee on your application is correct.

?Please allow 4-6 weeks after your project has been approved to receive your check.

 

Important Information Regarding Rebate Checks:

  • Maximum rebate paid will not exceed the cost of the project, as supported by submitted receipts/invoices, and as described on the Program application.
  • Funding is limited. This offer is available on a first-come, first-served basis to eligible Participants only while funding lasts. If funding has been exhausted prior to issuing your rebate check, your project will not receive a rebate. If rebate levels have been modified prior to issuing your rebate, your rebate will be modified.
  • Metropolitan Water District of Southern California may perform a second Post-Inspection of random applications at any time and inspection results may affect payment amount and/or require a refund from participant. Applicant must cooperate with this potential second Post-Inspection.
  • Rebates may be considered taxable income, and a signed IRS W-9 form will be required for rebates of $600 or more. Municipal Water District of Orange County, Metropolitan Water District of Southern California, and your local retail water agency are not responsible for any taxes, penalties, or interest that may be imposed in connection with your receipt of any rebate.

IN ORDER FOR THE REBATE TO BE ISSUED, ALL PROGRAM TERMS, INSTRUCTIONS, AND GUIDELINES MUST BE MET.

 

Spray to Drip Rebate Program Participation Process

Spray to Drip Program Checklist Print Version

Submitting Your Application

  1. ? Fill out your Information: Double check your phone number, email address, and mailing address.

    ? Water Bill: Must show the Account Name, Account Number, Date, Address, and Water Agency.

    ?The name on the water bill should match the payee name on your application.

    ? Site Plan: Drawn or computer-generated sketch with the spray to drip conversion area clearly identified and marked.

    ? 4-6 Pictures: Different images must show the spray irrigation system turned on and running in the project area.

    ?Photos must be taken in daylight, at appropriate angles, with points of reference to allow for review.

    ?Sign the Terms & Conditions: Read thoroughly to understand what your project needs.

    ?Rebate will be for ½ the cost of each kit and maximum rebate cannot exceed $90 per kit. Labor costs are not eligible for the rebate.   

    ?You may not start your conversion until after your pre-inspection and LTP have been processed.

    After Your Pre-Inspection

    ? Sign your Letter to Proceed (LTP): This will be sent to you after your project has been approved.

    While Working On Your Project

    ? The installed drip irrigation equipment must be listed on the Eligible Products List.

    ? Each kit must contain a minimum of one (1) eligible Pressure Regulator, one (1) Filter, and 200 linear feet of eligible Inline Emitter Tubing.

    ? Remember your Project Deadline: _____/_____/_____

     

    Submitting Your Completed Project

    ? 4-6 Pictures: Images must be in color and clearly show your drip system (pressure regulator and tubing)

    ? Invoices: Must include price, SKU/model numbers, manufacturer, and quantities of the rebate-eligible equipment purchased. Labor MUST be listed as a separate line item.

    ?Invoices and receipts must be legitimate documents from a licensed business.

    After Your Post-Inspection

    ? W-9 Form: If your rebate amounts to $600 or more, you will be sent a W-9 form to fill out and send back.

    ?The name on your W-9 form must match the payee for the water bill.

    ?Be sure to send your W-9 form to the accounting department: rebates@mwdoc.com

    Receiving Your Rebate

    ? Confirm that the payee name and mailing address for the payee on your application is correct.

    ?Please allow 4-6 weeks after your post-inspection to receive your check.

Important Information Regarding Rebate Checks:

  • Maximum rebate paid will not exceed the cost of the spray to drip equipment, as supported by submitted receipts/invoices. This is an equipment-cost rebate only.  Labor costs, if any, must be listed as a separate line item on receipts.
  • Funding is limited. This offer is available on a first-come, first-served basis to eligible Participants only while funding lasts. If funding has been exhausted prior to issuing your rebate check, your project will not receive a rebate.
  • Metropolitan Water District of Southern California may perform a second Post-Inspections of random applications at any time and inspection results may affect payment amount and/or require a refund from participant. Applicant must cooperate with this potential second Post-Inspection.
  • A rebate check may take up to 12 weeks to be mailed out to Participant.

Rebates may be considered taxable income, and a signed IRS W-9 form will be required for rebates of $600 or more. Municipal Water District of Orange County, Metropolitan Water District of Southern California, and your local retail water agency are not responsible for any taxes, penalties, or interest that may be imposed in connection with your receipt of any rebate.