Turf Removal Program

Thank you for your interest in the Turf Removal Program!

The Municipal Water District of Orange County, the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California, and your local water agency bring you the Turf Removal Program (Program). The goals of this Program are to reduce the use of water by increasing water use efficiency within the landscape.

Through this Program, residential and commercial customers of participating retail water providers are eligible to receive 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.

The Turf Removal Program is currently active for customers of the following retail water agencies
 
City of Brea
El Toro Water District
City of Fountain Valley
Irvine Ranch Water District
Laguna Beach County Water District
Mesa Water District
Moulton Niguel Water District
City of Newport Beach
 City of Orange
City of Seal Beach
Serrano Water District
South Coast Water District
City of Tustin
City of Westminster
Yorba Linda Water District
 
If your agency is not listed above, applications are being accepted on a waitlist basis. 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. Please read the ‘What to do Next’ below for more information. Do not start your project until you’ve 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 their 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.
 
Current Base Rebate** Levels (as of 1/7/2017):
 
Residential: $1.00 per square foot/cap of 1,000 square feet (lifetime)
Commercial: $1.00 per square foot/cap of 10,000 square feet (annual)
Public Agencies: $1.00 per square foot/cap of 25,000 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)
 
** 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.*

 

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 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.