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The Municipal Water District of Orange County strives to provide a variety of services that provide benefit to its stakeholders and constituents. Our efforts focus on sound planning and appropriate investments in water supply development, water use efficiency, public information, legislative advocacy, water education, and emergency preparedness.

Program Description
The Municipal Water District of Orange County is partnering with the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California and participating local retail water providers to bring you the Turf Removal Program (Program). 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.

Through this Program, residential and small commercial customers of participating retail water providers are eligible to receive an incentive of $2.00 (or more) per square foot of turf removed for qualifying projects. Your participation in this Program is voluntary and is encouraged by your local retail water provider.

• Funding is currently available for the Orange County Turf Removal Program

• Projects that are underway or already completed prior to submitting the program application are not eligible

• Please CLICK HERE for our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) page

• Please CLICK HERE for a list of Participating Water Providers and rebate levels


Program Documents and Resources

Turf Removal Application:

Click here for instructions on How to Apply

Turf Removal Program Terms and Conditions

Turf Removal Program Participation Process

Helpful Turf Removal Resources

Before and After Photos from past Turf Removal Program participants

Examples of Turf Areas that DO and DO NOT qualify for the Turf Removal Program

*Maximum rebate paid will not exceed the overall project costs, as described in the program application.


Ocean Friendly Gardens Program
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, 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.