The goals of this program are to increase water use efficiency within Orange County, reduce runoff leaving the properties, and evaluate the effectiveness of water-saving practices. Your participation in this Program is voluntary and is encouraged by your local retail water provider.
Funding for the Turf Removal Program has been exhausted for this year’s cycle (July 1, 2012 thru June 30, 2013). For updates regarding startup of the next funding cycle (July 1, 2013 thru June 30, 2014), please check back during the months of May and June. Answers to frequently asked questions are available here: FAQ Sheet.
Examples of Turf Areas that DO and DO NOT qualify for the Turf Removal Program
Participating Retail Water Agencies
East Orange County Water District
El Toro Water District
City of Fountain Valley
Golden State Water Company
City of Huntington Beach
Irvine Ranch Water District
City of La Habra
Laguna Beach County Water District
Mesa Consolidated Water District
Moulton Niguel Water District
City of Newport Beach
City of Orange
City of San Juan Capistrano
Santa Margarita Water District
City of Seal Beach
South Coast Water District
Trabuco Canyon Water District
City of Tustin
This Program is sponsored by the Municipal Water District of Orange County, the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California, the California Department of Water Resources, the United States Bureau of Reclamation, and your local retail water agency.
Interested in learning more about how to improve your landscape and protect our water resources? Check out the Surfrider Foundation's Ocean Friendly Gardens Program, http://www.surfrider.org/programs/entry/ocean-friendly-gardens. This program provides information on how to beautify your landscape while preventing polluted water runoff from running off your property and out into the ocean.
*Maximum rebate paid will not exceed the cost of the minimum project requirements, as described on the program application.