Turf Replacement Rebate

Prepare your landscape for southern California summers!  PWP residential and commercial customers are eligible to receive $2 per square foot rebate for replacing turf with drought tolerant and native plants, retrofitting to a drip/efficient irrigation system, and capturing rainwater.

Program Guidelines

  • Residential customers are eligible to replace turf in front, side, and/or back yard.
  • Project must have a minimum of 250 square feet of turf removed, or if the entire yard is less than 250 square feet, all turf must be removed.
  • Residential customers can remove up to 5,000 square feet and commercial customers can remove up to 50,000 square feet.
  • Completed project area must be covered by at least three (3) plants per 100 square feet.
  • The converted area must be designed to capture rainfall through infiltration or on-site storage for reuse. Infiltration and rainwater has to be achieved using one of the following techniques: rain gardens, rain barrels, cisterns, berms, swales, or grades.
  • A three inch deep ring of organic mulch must surround all plants.
  • Irrigation modification or conversion required for all projects:
    • Convert over-head sprays to drip, micro-spray, bubblers, or rotating nozzle or cap sprinkler heads or remove irrigation equipment and hand-water.
  • No synthetic turf, plants that appear to be turf, or plants categorized as invasive are allowed.

Visit our Drought Tolerant Landscapes page for a variety of resources on how to best transform your turf.

How to Qualify

How to Apply

  • Submit an application on Socal Water$mart, before you replace any turf. 
  • Once you have submitted your application, it will be reviewed and you will receive an email from SoCal Water$mart that your rebate has been reserved, along with a reservation number. Please do not start your turf replacement project until you receive the rebate reservation confirmation.
  • When your project is complete, visit the Turf Replacement Application to request your rebate by completing “Step 2: Rebate Application”
  • Your rebate application will be reviewed and you will receive an email with the results in approximately 4-5 weeks
  • Once approved, you will receive your rebate in 8-10 weeks
  • Visit the How to Apply page to learn more.


  • Only PWP water customers are eligible