What type of irrigation system do I need to use?
Participants have three options for irrigating their new landscape, but drip irrigation is the preferred method:
1) The District encourages participants to install a new drip irrigation system equipped with a pressure regulator, filter and pressure compensating emitters. Drip is the most efficient way to irrigate plants, trees, and shrubs. CCWD has information on drip irrigation available at our drip irrigation section on the website.

2) Participants can choose to hand-water their new landscape and not install a drip system. However, this is not encouraged as it is more difficult to establish plants and maintain uniform moisture.

3) On rare occasions, with prior District approval, participants may use low-application rate sprinklers to irrigate their new landscape. These systems must have an application rate of less than 1” per hour and be designed and installed to ensure there is zero overspray onto adjacent pavement or structures and zero runoff due to plants blocking the spray. Participants must get prior District approval and be able to demonstrate the system meets the requirements.

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1. How much is the rebate?
2. Am I required to pay a tax on my rebate?
3. Who is eligible to participate?
4. What lawn areas are eligible for the program?
5. Why are only front yards eligible?
6. What plants can I use in my water-efficient landscape?
7. I already replaced my lawn with water-efficient plants. Can I get a rebate?
8. I have already started my project. Can I get a rebate?
9. Can I receive a rebate for replacing my lawn completely with artificial turf?
10. Can I receive a rebate for installing a concrete patio, a walkway or an extension to my driveway?
11. Can I have a flagstone pathway as part of my project?
12. Can I receive a rebate if I already let my lawn die due to drought?
13. Can I receive a rebate for replacing my high water use lawn with low water use lawn?
14. Can I receive a rebate for replacing high water use plants other than lawn?
15. What is mulch and why is it required?
16. What is the 50% plant cover requirement?
17. Why is there a 50% plant cover requirement?
18. Can I keep my existing lawn sprinklers to water my new garden?
19. What type of irrigation system do I need to use?
20. What if I only convert part of my lawn?
21. How many times can I apply for the rebate?
22. Do I need to change my irrigation controller to be eligible?