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Turf Removal Program


Program Overview:

Turf grass is one of the most water-intensive plants in your landscape. Its high water and frequent maintenance needs make it a time-consuming, expensive option.
If you choose to remove some of your irrigated turf grass to reduce your outdoor water use, you can receive $2 per square foot of removed turf to reward you for doing your part to save water in Southern California!

In order to be eligible for a rebate, the converted area must meet minimum requirements, including:

  • Converted areas may not include any live turf and must be permeable to air and water. Weed barriers and hardscape must be permeable as well.
  • Exposed soil must be covered with a 2-3” layer to prevent erosion.
  • No invasive plants are used.
  • Consider planting a California Friendly® garden using drought tolerant and native plants that need minimal irrigation once established. 

Rebates are available by reservation only. To receive your rebate:

  1. Qualify through the pre-approval process, which includes an application, copy of your water bill, and submission of 4 to 5 photos of the area where turf will be removed.
  2. After receiving a reservation, you must complete your turf removal project and submit your rebate request within 120 days.
  3. Upon approval of the request, you will receive a rebate check.The turf removal project must not begin until you receive a reservation in order to be eligible for a rebate.

Visit the Turf Removal Program FAQs page to learn more.