Rebate Program Information


The Contra Costa Water District is offering rebates to customers who replace their front yard lawn and other publicly accessible lawns with water-efficient landscaping.


The program is open to residential, commercial and municipal customers in the CCWD service area.  Restrictions apply, so be sure to read theTerms and Conditions, and FAQ’s for more information. 

See program highlights below.


  • Rebate is one dollar ($1.00) per square foot of lawn removed.Homeowners can earn rebates up to $1,000.Commercial Multi-Family and Municipal can earn rebates up to $10,000 per account. Lawns must be watered by an in-ground sprinkler systemLawn must be in front yard or publicly accessible areas visible to the public.Plants must cover at least 50% of the converted area once fully grown.Plants must be low water needing and adaptable to our climate, see Approved Plant List.Planted areas must be covered with mulch.Sprinkler system must be removed or replaced with a drip system Garden may include hardscape as long as it is permeable and garden still meets the 50% plant cover requirement. If artificial turf is used, it must be installed by a licensed contractor.
  • Program is not retroactive