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Cash for Grass Rebate Program

For the Cash for Grass Rebate Program, the Districts are offering property owners a rebate for replacing grass or lawn areas with water-efficient landscaping. We are currently offering customers a rebate of $1 per square foot of grass that is replaced with drought tolerant landscaping.


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 will be offered as long as funding is available. We are still accepting applications and are currently offering $1 per square foot of grass that is replaced with drought tolerant landscaping.

How long does it take to get pre-approval?

Due to the popularity of the program, receiving pre-approval for your conversion project can take 6 to 8 weeks.

Do you have a list of recommended contractors?

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

How long does it take to get a rebate check?

Please allow at least 10 weeks 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:

Apply today

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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