Southern California Rebate Programs for Synthetic Turf Curtailed by Metropolitan Water …
The $0.30 Per SF rebate (offered for many years through-out the southern part of the state) for the use of artificial grass/synthetic turf has been suspended indefinitely for Southern Californian water users!
However – SEVERAL of the water agencies have approved a better deal!
The following is from the SoCal Water Smart Website and I have called today and talked with their program director to insure details:
LADWP – Los Angeles Water and Power AND Upper San Gabriel Water Agencies are the ONLY groups offering to approve of rebates at $1 per SF for the removal of real grass and the approved replacement with synthetic turf. Others will only approve a rebate when drought-resistant plants or mulches are used.
THIS PROGRAM NEEDS PRE-APPROVAL and funds are limited!
LADWP – Maximum rebate allowed = $2000
Upper San Gabriel Retail Agencies* maximum rebate allowed = $3000
Those that are covered by both the Golden State and Upper San Gabriel retail agencies may have a maximum of $4500 rebate available
CHECK WITH YOUR LOCAL AGENCIES FOR COMPLETE DETAILS!
More Details HERE:
Note: Turf removal reservations are currently available only for customers of the following water providers:
- Golden State Water Company in Three Valleys Municipal Water District (cities of Claremont, San Dimas, La Verne, Pomona, and the area of Charter Oak)
- Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP)
- Pasadena Water and Power
- Retail agencies within the Upper San Gabriel Valley Water District (*see bottom of page for list of eligible providers)
Turf grass is one of the most water-intensive plants in your landscape. Its high water and frequent maintenance needs make it a time-consuming, expensive option.
If you choose to remove some of your irrigated turf grass to reduce your outdoor water use, you can receive $1 or more per square foot of removed turf to reward you for doing your part to save water in Southern California!
In order to be eligible for a rebate, the converted area must meet minimum requirements, including:
- Converted areas may not include any live turf and must be permeable to air and water. Weed barriers and hardscape must be permeable as well.
- Exposed soil must be covered with a 2-3” layer to prevent erosion.
- No invasive plants are used.
Consider planting a California Friendly® garden using drought tolerant and native plants that need minimal irrigation once established.
Rebates are available by reservation only.
To receive your rebate:
1) Qualify through the pre-approval process, which includes an application, copy of your water bill, and submission of 4 to 5 photos of the area where turf will be removed.
2) After receiving a reservation, you have up to 120 days to complete your turf removal project and submit your rebate request.
3) Upon approval of the request, you will receive a rebate check.
The turf removal project must not begin until you receive a reservation in order to be eligible for a rebate.
Visit the Turf Removal Program FAQs page to learn more.
*Customers of the following Upper San Gabriel Valley Municipal Water District water providers are eligible for turf removal rebates:
- Adams Ranch Mutual Water Company
- Amarillo Mutual Water Company
- City of Arcadia
- City of Azusa Light & Water
- California American Water Company
(Duarte System and San Marino)
- California Domestic Water Company
- Champion Mutual Water Company
- City of Covina
- Covina Irrigating Company
- Del Rio Mutual Water Company
- East Pasadena Water Co., Ltd.
- City of El Monte
- City of Glendora
- Golden State Water Company
(previously Southern California Water Company)
- Hemlock Mutual Water Company
- Industry Public Utilities (previously Industry Public Works
- La Puente Valley County Water District
- City of Monrovia
- Rurban Homes Mutual Water Company
- San Gabriel County Water District
- San Gabriel Valley Water Company
- City of South Pasadena
- Sterling Mutual Water Company
- Suburban Water Systems
- Sunny Slope Water Company
- Valencia Heights Water Company
- Valley County Water District
- Valley View Mutual Water Company
- City of Whittier
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