Rebate Programs for Landscapes Using Natives
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Department of Water Resources (DWR) - Save Our Water Rebate (added April 2016)
Applicable to all residents of the Bay Area, the DWR will supplement your local water rebate program to a maximum total of $2 per square foot. We encourage you to apply to both rebate programs simultaneously!
San Mateo County - Bay Area Water Supply and Conservation Agency (BAWSCA) Lawn Be Gone! Program
The Bay Area Water Supply and Conservation Agency (BAWSCA) Lawn Be Gone! Program provides rebates to approved customers that convert water-thirsty lawns to water-efficient landscapes. Rebates range from $1,000 to $5,000. Click the link above to learn more.
List of participating agencies in San Mateo County
- City of Brisbane/Guadalupe Valley Municipal Improvement District
- City of Daly City
- California Water Service Company
- Coastside County Water District
- City of Foster City/Estero Municipal Improvement District
- City of Menlo Park
- Mid-Peninsula Water District
- North Coast County Water District
- City of Redwood City
- City of San Bruno
Alameda County Water District Water Efficient Landscape Rebate Program
The Alameda County Water District (ACWD), which supplies water service to Fremont, Newark and Union City, is offering rebates of up to $1,500 to residential customers and up to $20,000 to commercial customers who convert their lawns to water-efficient landscapes. Rebates are based on the square footage of lawn replaced with climate appropriate plants, permeable hardscape, drip irrigation and mulch. Water efficient landscapes are beautiful and provide long term benefits. You can save money on water bills, fertilizer and maintenance, and your actions will benefit the community through less yard waste, reduced greenhouse gas emissions, reduced fertilizer and pesticide runoff, less energy consumed and increased habitat for wildlife. For more information about this program including eligibility and program requirements call 510-668-6534 or visit the link above.
Santa Clara Valley Water Disctrict WELRP (Water Efficient Landscape Rebate Program)
This program offers Santa Clara Valley residents an up to $2,000 rebate, and businesses may be eligible for a rebate of up to $20,000. Follow the above link to learn more. Rebate payment per square foot has recently been raised as of 2014. Now is a great time to take advantage of this program. Click the link above to learn more.
East Bay Municipal Utilities District "WaterSmart" Residential Landscape Rebate Program
EBMUD offers a rebate to residential homes who convert a current high water-use landscape to a low water-use landscape. They will rebate up to $2,500 for a portion of the cost of irrigation system parts and landscape materials. Convert your garden to a drought tolerant Native paradise with the help of this program. See website for details. Current rebate program running through June 30, 2014.
Data compiled February, 2014. All information subject to change by participating agencies.