Cash for Grass Rebate Program

The Cash for Grass program has been a successful program and through the end of 2015, Waterworks customers will have removed over 2,000,000 square feet of inefficient turf and replaced it with drought-tolerant, efficient landscaping.

Unfortunately, due to the overwhelming popularity of the program and limited funding availability, we are no longer accepting applications. Applications for Cash for Grass Rebates that we have received to date will be processed in the order they were received and are subject to funding availability.

We will begin accepting applications again for the Cash for Grass Rebate Program on July 1, 2016. Applications already received this year will be kept on file and will receive first priority next year or when additional funds are available.

Customers that have started their turf replacement projects prior to receiving pre-approval are not disqualified from receiving a rebate; however, there is no guarantee that your rebate application will be approved or funded.

As an alternative to a rebate, all Waterworks customers qualify for the Los Angeles County Residential Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) Program which enables property owners to install energy efficiency, renewable energy and water-saving improvements (such as artificial turf and drought tolerant landscaping) to their properties without putting any money down! Under PACE, homeowners may obtain a loan to finance these improvements. Homeowners then repay the loan annually through an assessment on their property tax bill. For more information on this program, please visit www.lapace.org.

If you have any further questions, please contact our Water Conservation Hotline at (626) 300-3313.

 

Cash for Grass Frequently Asked Questions

What is the Cash for Grass Rebate Program?

The Waterworks Districts offer customers a rebate for removing water-inefficient grass with drought tolerant landscaping. The Rebate Program assists customers with reducing their overall water consumption.

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

The program lasts as long as funding is available. Due to limited funding availability, we are no longer accepting applications. We will begin accepting applications again for the Cash for Grass Rebate program on July 1, 2016.

How long does it take to get pre-approval?

Due to the popularity of the program, receiving pre-approval for your conversion project will take at least 4 months. Funding is limited. Applications will be processed in the order they were received and are subject to funding availability.

Do you have a list of recommended contractors?

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

How long does it take to get a rebate check?

Due to the popularity of the program, please allow at least 3 months for the arrival of your rebate check once your post-inspection has been completed.

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

No, conversion projects that have been completed are not eligible for the rebate.

I am interested but need financial assistance. Is assistance available for customers to finance a replacement project?

Loans are available to assist customers with landscape replacement projects through Los Angeles County's PACE program. Click here to learn more

 

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:

For District 29 customers (Malibu, Topanga, and Marina Del Rey), apply through http://socalwatersmart.com/

For District 36 customers (Val Verde), apply through http://lawnreplacement.clwa.org/


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