Turf Removal

Program Overview

Turf Removal Program Update

The SoCal Water$mart program has been approved to fund the turf removal waiting list. All waitlisted applications will be processed in the order of receipt. We ask for your patience as we process all of the applications. Customers currently on the turf removal waiting list will receive an email notification regarding their application status shortly. Customers may also log into their online account (https://mwdturf.conservationrebates.com) to review the current status of their application at any time.

Thank you for your interest in our Turf Removal program, we are on track to remove over 170 million square feet of turf in southern California. Unfortunately, turf removal incentives are no longer being offered region-wide in Metropolitan’s service area because funding has been exhausted.

Local turf removal rebates are available in some areas. The following agencies are currently offering turf removal rebates:

  • City of Anaheim
  • City of Beverly Hills
  • City of Burbank – Residential Customers
  • Los Angeles Department of Water and Power
  • City of Long Beach – Commercial Customers
  • Cal American Water (San Marino)

Please click on “Estimate Your Rebate” to find out how much your local water agency is offering in turf removal incentives.

Submittal of an application does not guarantee approval or payment.

Rebate Eligibility

In order for a customer to be eligible for the turf removal rebate, they must:
  1. Have existing grass in the proposed project area
  2. Install new landscape that:
    • Does not include live turf or any turf looking plants
    • Includes plants (not turf)
    • Is permeable to water and air. Areas with concrete, structures and other surfaces that water and air cannot move through will be disqualified.
    • Follows any additional requirements for their specific property. Requirements vary based on the local water agency. You can see these requirements by estimating your rebate or applying for project start approval (instructions below).
  3. Check to see if synthetic turf is eligible in their area. The terms and conditions for your property will state if synthetic turf is not eligible. Estimate your rebate to see if synthetic turf can receive a rebate at your property.
  4. Comply with all applicable local laws, ordinances, and other restrictions.
  5. Must not have received a turf removal rebate before. Only one turf removal rebate per property is allowed.
Turf Removal Terms & Conditions Turf Removal Program FAQs

Additional Terms

Synthetic turf is eligible for a rebate unless prohibited by your agency’s terms and conditions. For details on additional requirements, please visit estimate your rebate.
  • Requirements vary based on your local water agency. You can see these requirements by estimating your rebate or applying for project start approval (instructions below).
  • Synthetic turf is not eligible in all areas. The terms and conditions for your property will state if synthetic turf is eligible or not.

How Do I Apply?

Click Here to Learn How to Apply for Your Turf Removal Rebate

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YOUR REBATE


Click below to verify eligibility and identify the current rebate amounts for your new water saving device(s) or measure(s). Rebate amounts may vary by water agency and are based on the availability of funding.

Estimate Your Rebate

GET YOUR REBATE

APPLY ONLINE


Complete and submit your application online. Rebates are available region-wide.

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