Rebates for Homeowners

By Agency

Many Bay Area Water Agencies offer rebates for lawn conversion and/or weather-based irrigation controllers. Below is a list of Agencies that offer these rebates.

Alameda County Water District (ACWD)
ACWD is now offering a lawn conversion rebate of up to $500 for residential properties and up to $3,000 for commercial properties through its Water-Efficient Landscape Rebate Program. Learn more.

Bay Area Water Supply and Conservation Agency (BAWSCA)
BAWSCA’s Lawn Be Gone! Program provides rebates to approved customers that convert water-thirsty lawns to water-efficient landscapes. Maximum rebates are $500 for single-family residences and $3,000 for a business or multi-family property. Learn more.

Cal Water (California Water Service Company) 
Cal Water will pay an incentive of $1.00 per square foot for living grass (lawn) that is replaced with a beautiful water-efficient landscape suited to our region’s semi-arid climate. Learn more.

California American Water
California American Water offers residential and non-residential customers in the Sacramento and Larkfield districts many different rebates to help property owners conserve water. Learn more.

Contra Costa Water District (CCWD)
CCWD is offering rebates of up to $1,000 for residential properties and up to $10,000 for commercial properties through its Lawn to Garden Rebate Program. Learn more.

Department of Water Resources (State of California)
The Department of Water Resources (DWR) has a rebate program for removing turf and replacing it with landscapes that require little water at California single-family residences to support the State’s drought response. Learn more.

East Bay Municipal Utility District (EBMUD)
EBMUD offers lawn conversion and irrigation upgrade rebates of up to $2,500 for single and multi-family residential properties (4 units or less) and up to $20,000 for commercial and multi-family properties (5 units or more). Click here to learn more. Learn more.

Mid-Peninsula Water District
Get paid to transform your landscape! Drought-tolerant and water-efficient landscaping conserves water, is easy to maintain, and provides long-term benefits to the environment. Our rebate amount is $2.00 per square foot of converted lawn. Learn more. 

North Marin Water District
North Marin Water District has several rebate programs available including a Cash-for-Grass Turf Rebate, a Water Smart Landscape Rebate, and a Weather Based Irrigation Controller Rebate. You can confirm your eligibility for these rebates during your free Water Smart Home Survey. Learn more.

San Lorenzo Valley Water District
Replace an existing high-water use lawn with low-water use grass or drought tolerant landscape, native plants, mulch and or permeable hardscape and receive up to $1.50 per square foot of turf replaced, up to a maximum of $750 per household. Learn more.

Santa Clara Valley Water District
On July 1, 2016, the Santa Clara Valley Water District reinstated the Landscape Rebate Program and is now accepting new applications. Sites wishing to participate in the rebate program must complete a pre-inspection and submit an application for approval before beginning any work on their project. Learn more.

Solano County Water Agency
Solano County Water Agency offers Water-Efficient Landscaping and Smart Irrigation Controller Rebates. The maximum rebate is $1,000. Learn more.

Valley of the Moon Water District
Valley of the Moon Water District is offering a Cash for Grass rebate program. The maximum rebate of $550 is available for removing turf. Learn more.

Zone 7 Water Agency
Zone 7 Water Agency offers several rebate programs in cooperation with its water retailers. The maximum rebate is $500 for a single-family residence and $3,000 for a business or multi-family property. Learn more.

By City

Many Bay Area cities offer landscaping water conservation rebates. Below is a list of cities that offer these rebates:

Cotati
The city of Cotati is offering residential and commercial customers a Cash for Grass Turf Rebate in return for reducing the amount of lawn area in their landscapes and replacing that area with low water use landscapes. The maximum rebates are $500 for a single-family residence and $5,000 for a business or multi-family property. Learn more.

Hayward
The City of Hayward Lawn Conversion Program provides rebates to approved customers who convert water-thirsty lawns into water-efficient landscapes. The Lawn Conversion Program will run until June 30, 2017, or until funds last. Funding is limited and applications will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. Learn more.

Menlo Park
Menlo Park offers water conservation rebates, incentives, and free fixtures to residents and commercial businesses that are Menlo Park Municipal Water District customers. Please keep in mind that although you may reside in Menlo Park, you may not be a Menlo Park water customer. Learn more.

Napa
The city of Napa is offering water customers a Cash for Grass Turf Replacement Rebate to replace their thirsty lawns with water-efficient landscaping. The maximum rebates are $750 for a single-family residence and $2,500 for a business or multi-family property. Learn more.

Petaluma
The city of Petaluma provides Commercial, Industrial, and Institutional accounts as well as Multi-Family Residential accounts up to a $900 rebate for the purchase of a Smart Irrigation Controller. Learn more.

Pleasanton
The city of Pleasanton offers Water-Efficient Landscape Rebates to residential, commercial and irrigation customers in conjunction with Zone 7’s Lawn Replacement Rebate. The maximum rebates are $250 for single-family properties and $3,000 for irrigation and commercial customers. Learn more.

Santa Rosa
The city of Santa Rose has both residential rebates and commercial rebates for turf replacement, irrigation efficiency improvement, and rainwater harvesting.
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Sonoma
The city of Sonoma in cooperation with the Valley of the Moon Water District offers many programs and incentives to conserve water including low water-use demonstration gardens and a Cash for Grass Rebate. Learn more.

Windsor
The town of Windsor is offering rebates for the removal of turf grass or for the purchase of lawn sprinkler equipment upgrades that improve the efficiency of existing irrigation systems. Learn more.