WATERSMART TURF REPLACEMENT PROGRAM – San Diego County Water Authority offers a financial incentive to sites that replace irrigated lawn areas with low water use plants.

Program highlights include:

  • Residential or commercial properties are eligible
  • Site must currently have an irrigation system and turf (lawn)
  • Yard must be visible from the street
  • Rebate of up to $1.50 per square foot
  • After conversion, the area cannot include any real or artificial turf
  • After conversion, the area must include low water use plants

More details are available at turfreplacement.watersmartsd.org or call 1-866-685-2322.


SOCAL WATER$MART TURF REMOVAL PROGRAM - Metropolitan Water District offers a financial incentive to sites that replace living lawn areas low water use plants.

Program highlights include:

  • Residential or commercial properties are eligible
  • Site must currently have living turf (lawn).
  • Irrigation system not required
  • Front, side and back yards are eligible
  • Rebate of up to $2.00 per square foot
  • After conversion, the area cannot include any real turf
  • After conversion, the area may include artificial turf
  • After conversion, the area must include low water use plants

More details are available at www.socalwatersmart.com or call 1-888-376-3314.


WATER SAVINGS INCENTIVE PROGRAM FOR COMMERCIAL, INDUSTRIAL, AGRICULTURAL, AND INSTITUTION CUSTOMERS

Interested in replacing older, less water efficient equipment for your business or want to improve an existing irrigation system to improve water use for agricultural operations? Then this is the program for you. More details are available at bewaterwise.com/water-savings-incentive-program.html or call 1-213-217-6244.


REBATES are currently available on select devices that can help residents and businesses save water. Visit www.socalwatersmart.com for more information on qualifying products and the application process. All programs are handled on a first-come, first-served basis until the limited funding is exhausted.


SDG&E also offers rebates for residences at www.sdge.com/rebates-finder/residential and for businesses at www.sdge.com/rebates-finder/business.


FREE EVALUATIONS of single-family homes, multi-family, commercial, public and industrial buildings are available. See the descriptions below, and visit www.watersmartcheckup.org or call 866-883-1332 to learn more.

For Single-Family Customers – Free professional evaluations designed to assist customers with the identification of indoor and outdoor water savings opportunities. Technicians will:

  • Evaluate the performance of the site's irrigation system.
  • Provide a list of recommendations.
  • Provide a proposed watering schedule.

For Commercial and Multi-Family Customers – Free on-site evaluations of commercial, industrial, institutional and multi-family properties that will identify water-saving opportunities for the site. Property owners/managers can then decide if, when and how to implement the recommendations. At the appointment, technicians will:

  • Evaluate the performance of the site's irrigation system.
  • Provide a list of recommendations.
  • Provide a proposed watering schedule.