For Santa Clara, Santa Cruz, San Benito, and San Mateo Counties

SANTA CLARA COUNTY:

  • Santa Clara Valley Water District Landscape Conversion Rebates 

https://scvwd.dropletportal.com

Who: Residents of Santa Clara County 

What: $1/ SQFT awarded to convert turf lawn (dead or alive) or a swimming pool to a low water use landscape. Maximum rebate of $2000 (and up to $2/SQFT for the first $1000 SQFT in City of Milpitas, City of Morgan Hill, City of Palo Alto, San Jose Municipal Water System, City of Santa Clara and City of Cupertino). 

How: Apply online to request a pre-inspection and complete the online application. After receiving approval and a Notice to Proceed, complete the landscape conversion within 90 days. Then, call to schedule a post-inspection visit. The rebate check will be issued within 6-8 weeks. Projects started without pre-inspection and approval will not be eligible for a rebate.

Rebates also offered for: In-line drip conversion, irrigation equipment conversion, and rainwater capture

SANTA CRUZ COUNTY:

  • City of Santa Cruz Turf Removal Rebates

http://www.cityofsantacruz.com/government/city-departments/water/conservation/rebates

Who: Residents serviced by City of Santa Cruz Water Department

What: $1/SQFT awarded to convert well-maintained turf lawn with an in-ground irrigation system to a low water use landscape with a drip irrigation system. Maximum rebate of $1000.

How: Call the Water Conservation Office at 831-420-5230 to schedule a pre-inspection site visit and to receive approval to begin the project. After approval, do the turf removal and landscape conversion. Then, call to schedule a post-inspection visit and submit rebate application for a check to be issued. Projects started without pre-inspection and approval will not be eligible for a rebate.

Rebates also offered for: Greywater 'Laundry to Landscape' projects and rain barrels.

  • Soquel Creek Water District Turf Replacement Rebates

https://www.soquelcreekwater.org/conserving-water/rebates

Who: Residents serviced by Soquel Creek Water District 

What: Convert turf lawn (dead or alive) with an in-ground irrigation system to a low water use landscape with drip irrigation and receive a rebate for 50% of materials cost up to $1/ SQFT. Rebate given as a credit on water bill. 

How: Call to schedule a pre-approval inspection. Complete turf removal project and save all receipts. Schedule a post inspection. Submit the Turf Replacement Application with original receipts to receive credit. Re-landscaping must be completed within 120 days of the pre-approval inspection. Projects started without pre-inspection and approval will not be eligible for a rebate.

Rebates also offered for: Impermeable hardscape conversion, irrigation retrofits, rainwater catchment, and greywater to landscape projects

  • Scotts Valley Water District Lawn Replacement Rebates

https://www.svwd.org/be-water-efficient/rebates

Who: Residents serviced by Scotts Valley Water District 

What: $1/ SQFT awarded to covert turf lawn (dead or alive) to a low water use landscape. Maximum rebate of $1000/ fiscal year.

How: Apply online for a pre-inspection. After pre-inspection visit and approval, complete the online application. Do landscape conversion within 90 days from pre-inspection. Apply online for a post-inspection visit and then receive your rebate check in the mail. Projects started without pre-inspection and approval will not be eligible for a rebate.

Rebates also offered for: Irrigation retrofits, greywater to landscape projects, rain barrels, downspout diversion projects, and impermeable hardscape replacement projects

  • City of Watsonville Lawn Replacement Rebates

https://www.cityofwatsonville.org/717/Business-Resident-Water-Conservation-Res

Who: Residents of the City of Watsonville

What: $0.75/SQFT awarded to replace well-maintained lawns with an in-ground sprinkler system with drought-tolerant, permeable landscaping. Maximum rebate of $500. 

How: Call to request a pre-approval site visit. Complete pre-approval form. Complete lawn replacement project within 90 days of the pre-approval site visit. Schedule post inspection visit and submit rebate application with original sales receipts of project materials. Rebate will be issued within 4-6 weeks.​ Projects started without pre-inspection and approval will not be eligible for a rebate.

SAN BENITO COUNTY:

  • Water Resources Association of San Benito County Lawn Removal Rebates

http://wrasbc.org

Who: Residents of San Benito County

What: Lawn removal rebates are not currently offered. Check back soon to see if funds have been reinstated.

Rebates also offered for: Irrigation hardware retrofits

THE PENINSULA:

  • BAWSCA Lawn be Gone! Rebates

http://bawsca.org/conserve/rebates/lawn

Who: Residents of the City of San Bruno, Redwood City, North Coast County Water District, Mid Peninsula Water District, City of Menlo Park, Town of Hillsborough, Guadalupe Valley Municipal Improvement District, Estero Improvement District, and City of Brisbane

What: $1- 2/ SQFT awarded to convert well-maintained turf lawn with an in-ground irrigation system to a low water use landscape with drip irrigation. No maximum rebate amount, though only awarded once per account holder.

How: Submit the online application and request a pre-conversion inspection. After receiving approval and a Notice to Proceed, complete the landscape conversion within 4 months of the pre-conversion inspection. Then, call to schedule a post-inspection visit. Finally, the rebate check or water bill credit will be issued. Projects started without pre-inspection and approval will not be eligible for a rebate.

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