Rebate Programs

Thank you for your interest in the Turf Removal Program!

IF YOU HAVE ALREADY REMOVED YOUR GRASS/TURF, YOUR PROJECT WILL NOT BE ELIGIBLE FOR THE PROGRAM.

The Municipal Water District of Orange County, the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California, and your local water agency invite you to participate in the Turf Removal Rebate Program (Program). The main goal of this Program is to reduce the use of outdoor watering by decreasing the size of turf grass within your landscape.

Through this Program, residential and commercial customers of participating retail water providers are eligible to receive a rebate incentives for qualifying projects by removing turfgrass from their properties.

Your participation in this Program is voluntary and is encouraged by your local water agency.

For a limited time we are also offering Design Assistance for those Applicants who need a little help in figuring out what to do with their front yard projects. Click on the banner to the right for more information.

The Turf Removal Program is available for Orange County residential and commercial customers, with the exception of customers served by the following retail water agencies: 
 
Not Currently Accepting Applications
Emerald Bay Service District
City of Garden Grove
Golden State Water Company
City of La Palma
 
Contact City Directly for Information on Available Programs
 City of Anaheim
City of Fullerton
City of Santa Ana
 
Applications Accepted on a Waitlist Basis Only
City of San Juan Capistrano
Yorba Linda Water District
 
Being placed on the waitlist does not guarantee your participation in the Program.  If your water agency is not accepting waitlist applications, you will not be able to apply to the Program. Do not start your project until you have had your on-site pre-inspection (all project turfgrass must be present at the time of the pre-inspection), and you receive your "Letter to Proceed." Projects started prior to receiving the pre-inspection and Letter to Proceed will not be funded (no exceptions). You will be notified by email should your project come off the waitlist, and your pre-inspection will be scheduled. Applicants on the waitlist will be subject to the Program rebate levels, guidelines, terms, and conditions in place at the time the application comes off the wait list and moves to active status.
 
Current Base Rebate** Levels (as of 7/01/2017):
 
Residential: $1.00 per square foot/cap of 2,000 square feet (lifetime)
Commercial: $1.00 per square foot/cap of 25,000 square feet (annual)
Public Agencies: $1.00 per square foot/cap of 50,000 square feet (annual)
 
(If you remove more than the Cap listed above your rebate will be capped at the amount listed for your property type. If you remove less than the listed Cap, you will receive that square footage x the rebate level)
 
** This is the current base rebate, additional funding may be available in your service area **
 

All approved applicants must complete their project within 60 days from the date of their Letter to Proceed. Applicants on the waitlist will be subject to the Program rebate levels, guidelines, terms, and conditions in place at the time the application comes off the wait list and moves to active status. If your application is removed from the waitlist and accepted into the program we will notify you by email.*

 

For those Applicants of Water Agencies NOT Listed above,

What to do next:

  1. If your agency is accepting waitlist applications please submit your application to the program waitlist. If your water agency is not accepting waitlist applications this step will not be available to you. Do not start your project until you’ve had an on-site pre-inspection and you’ve received your Letter to Proceed. Projects started prior to this step should NOT expect a rebate, they will not be funded. If your project comes off the Waitlist you will be notified by email and a pre-inspection site visit will be scheduled. After the pre-inspection, and if your project qualifies, you will receive a Letter to Proceed, this will be your approval into the Program and only then should you begin your project.
  2. All applications are time-date stamped and will be processed on a first come-first served basis. Applicants on the waitlist will be subject to the Program rebate levels, guidelines, terms, and conditions in place at the time the application comes off the wait list and moves to active status. If your application is removed from the waitlist and accepted into the program we will notify you by email.
  3. Read the Terms and Conditions thoroughly as this document will give you the rules and regulations for the proper participation in the Program.
  4. All approved applicants must complete their project within 60 days from the date of their Letter to Proceed.

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