Turf Removal

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The Municipal Water District of Orange County, the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California, and your local water agency bring you the Turf Removal Program. The goals of this program are to increase water use efficiency within Orange County and reduce runoff leaving the properties, which eventually enters the ocean.

Through this Program, residential and commercial customers of participating retail water providers are eligible to receive incentives for removing turfgrass from their properties (for qualifying projects).

Current Base Rebate** Levels (as of 7/01/2017):
Residential: $1.00 per square foot/cap of 2,000 square feet (lifetime)
Commercial: $1.00 per square foot/cap of 25,000 square feet (annual)
Public Agencies: $1.00 per square foot/cap of 50,000 square feet (annual)
(If you remove more than the Cap listed above your rebate will be capped at the amount listed for your property type. If you remove less than the listed Cap, you will receive that square footage x the rebate level)
** This is the current base rebate, additional funding may be available in your service area **

All approved applicants must complete their project within 60 days from the date of their Letter to Proceed.  

Your participation in this Program is voluntary and is encouraged by your local water agency. Maximum rebate paid will not exceed the overall project costs, as described in the program application.

The Turf Removal Program is available for Orange County residential and commercial customers, with the exception of customers served by the following retail water agencies: 

Not Currently Accepting Applications
  • Emerald Bay Service District
  • City of Garden Grove
  • Golden State Water Company
  • City of La Palma
  • City of San Juan Capistrano
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  • City of Anaheim
  • City of Fullerton
  • City of Santa Ana

Turf Removal Application:

Residential Rebate Application

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Program Documents and Resources


Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

A rebate program application and all of the personal information listed in it is public record and will be made available to any member of the public who requests it.  By signing a rebate program application, the applicant acknowledges that applicant has no privacy expectations to this information and waives any claim to such.