Cal Water will pay an incentive of $1.00 per square foot for lawn that is replaced with climate-appropriate, drought-tolerant landscaping. Artificial turf and warm season turf grasses (bermuda grass, St. Augustine, etc.) do not meet program guidelines.
A minimum of 250 square feet of turf must be removed to be eligible for this rebate. For single-family residential customers, the maximum rebate is limited to 1,000 square feet of turf removed ($1,000). For multi-family residential and non-residential customers, the maximum rebate is limited to 10,000 square feet of turf removed ($10,000).
Cal Water will consider applications for turf replaced between January 1 and December 31, 2016, or until rebate funds are depleted, whichever comes first. Applications must be submitted through Cal Water’s Program website. Paper applications cannot be accepted.
Additional restrictions apply, so be sure to read all program specifications, terms and conditions, and design guidelines for more information.
Cal Water is partnering with our wholesale water provider in areas where a wholesaler program may offer a larger rebate. Customers in our Los Altos district can apply for such rebates by visiting the Rebates and Programs page and selecting their district.
California Water Service (Cal Water) takes our responsibility for environmental stewardship seriously. We encourage customers to seek out healthier and more sustainable alternatives for turf replacement than artificial turf. See Artificial Turf.