Lawn to Garden Rebate 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. 

Program Eligibility & Restrictions

The program is open to residential, commercial and municipal customers in the CCWD service area. Restrictions apply, so be sure to read the Terms and Conditions (PDF), and Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) for more information. 

  • Program is NOT retroactive. Projects underway or completed prior to receiving a CCWD Notice to Proceed are not eligible.
  • Rebate is $1 per square foot of lawn removed. Homeowners can earn rebates up to $1,000.
  • Commercial, multi-family, and municipal accounts can earn rebates up to $20,000 per site.
  • Lawn 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 (PDF).
  • Planted areas must be covered with mulch.
  • Sprinkler system must be removed or replaced with a drip system.
  • Garden may include hard-scape 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.
  • The program is not retroactive.